Cybersecurity Firms Draw Buyers, as Hackers Invade Agencies, Campaigns and Companies
Yahoo’s alert of the largest known breach of user information comes in the midst of Verizon's acquisition, underscoring the need for IT due diligence and cybersecurity providers


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Cybersecurity Firms Draw Buyers, as Hackers Invade Agencies, Campaigns and Companies

The Yahoo breach, whether caused by criminals or spies, comes in the midst of Verizon's acquisition, underscoring the need for IT due diligence and the rising value of cybersecurity providers

PE Firm SFW Backs Analytics Manager, as Retailers Turn to Data for Help

Other related acquisitions have come from Blackstone, HGGC and StellaService

Two Perella Weinberg Veterans Start Asset Manager

David Schiff and Andrew Dym founded Innovatus Capital Partners to focus on private debt and distressed companies

Accenture Adds DayNine, Expanding Cloud Services

The global professional services provider has been on a buying spree, picking up: ClientHouse, Cloud Sherpas, CRMWaypoint, New Energy Group, Redcore and Tquila

Retail Data Providers Merge, as E-Commerce Continues to Shake Up the Retail Industry

As retailers, such as American Apparel, struggle, the companies that provide data about them consolidate

Minorities, Women “Grossly Under-Represented” in Capital Markets, says Robert L. Johnson

The creator of Black Entertainment Television (BET), who has thrived in private equity and real estate, talks about his latest launch, a middle-market investment bank

Vista Equity Buys Network Service Provider Infoblox, as Cybersecurity Deals Continue

The transaction follows deals by TPG, Thoma Bravo and Accenture

Can Robert L. Johnson Do for Investment Banking What He’s Done for Media, Private Equity and Hotel REITs?

The RLJ Way: Vision, strategic capital (like John Malone in BET) and talented management

CPPIB Acquires Ascot, AIG Sells Stake

AIG has in a deal place to sell United Guaranty to Arch Capital

Informa Buys Penton Information from MidOcean and Wasserstein to Grow in the U.S.

MidOcean recently added Image Skincare and Travelpro, while a Wasserstein-led group purchased Northstar Travel

HP Merges Software with Micro Focus, Continues to Streamline Company

HP has been focusing trimming down the company, including merging its tech services division with CSC

TPG Buys Stake in Intel’s McAfee Unit, Expands Cybersecurity Services

Accenture, Thoma Bravo and Vista Equity have also invested in the sector

Genesys Purchases Interactive Intelligence, Expands Call Center Software Services

Genesys recently received an investment from Hellman & Friedman

Charlesbank Backs Promotional Gifts Supplier Polyconcept, Plans International Growth

In another related deal, Audax bought Halo Branded Solutions

Teleperformance Purchases Video Translation Operator LanguageLine, Provides Exit for Abry Partners

Mitel and Siris also made related deals in the sector

Cross-Border M&A: Mexico Speeds Up While China Slows Down

Latin America offers proximity to the U.S., a growing middle class and the potential upside that investors once found in Asia

Honeywell Sheds Cybersecurity Division, Following Plans to Spin Off Resins Business

Recent security firm purchases include Allied InfoSecurity, Imprivata, Intercom and iSight

Amsterdam Staffing Provider Randstad Picks Up Monster Jobs Site to Expand in U.S.

In other Internet deals, Verizon is buying Yahoo’s web assets and Microsoft is purchasing LinkedIn

CI Capital, Former Hub Group Executive, Partner to Pursue Logistics Deals

Similar investments have come from American Fast Freight, Bregal Sagemount and Transport Holdings

FleetCor Acquires Dutch Fuel Card Issuer

The addition of Travelcard follows up Fleetcor’s purchase of Comdata

Didi Buys Uber China, Ending Costly Battle Between Startups

Uber has been under shareholder pressure to shed China assets to focus on higher growth opportunities

AEI-Backed Belcan Buys Intercom, Adds Cybersecurity Services

Demand for security firms rises, fueling recent purchases of Allied Infosecurity, Imprivata and iSight

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