We are pleased to provide you with Momentum’s Cybersecurity Snapshot for August 2022. Strategic activity for August included 72 transactions totaling $9.0B in disclosed deal values across M&A (12 transactions, $8.4B) and financing (60 transactions, $610M).

Each month we provide you with an update on the dynamic Cybersecurity landscape. We highlight M&A activity, Venture Capital, Initial Public Offerings, public market valuations, sector trends and unique industry perspectives.

This month’s report features a review of the 8th Annual CISO Circuit Report by YL Ventures which focuses on ransomware risk in 2022. Over the course of 40 interviews with CISOs, the report sets out to understand the challenges that ransomware presents to enterprise security teams globally.

Highlights include:

  • 12 M&A deals were announced with disclosed values of $8.4B (median disclosed value of $4.2B)
  • The acquisitions of Micro Focus by OpenText for $5.7B and Ping Identity by Thoma Bravo for $2.8B led M&A activity in August
  • The most active sectors for M&A this month were: Identity & Access Management (3), Network & Infrastructure Security (2), and Risk & Compliance (2)
  • 60 financing transactions completed with total capital raised of $610M (median amount raised of $5.0M)
  • Talon’s $100M Series A, Fortanix’s $82M Series C, and TXOne’s $70M Series B led all financing activity in August
  • The most active sectors for financings this month included: Risk & Compliance (11), Data Security (9), and Identity & Access Management (6)

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