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

The apparent cyberattacks on Hillary Clinton, the New York Times and the NSA highlight the value of cybersecurity providers

Accenture's Buying Spree Continues With Redcore Cybersecurity Acquisition

Follows computer security related deals by Enlightenment, KBR and Thoma Bravo

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

Mitel and Siris also made related deals in the sector

Blackstone, New Mountain Capital Invest in JDA Software to Accelerate Cloud Offerings

NMC, which has been JDA’s majority shareholder since the merger with RedPrairie in 2012, retains majority stake

Univision Acquires Gawker Out of Bankruptcy to Continue Digital Media Push

Univision has previously invested in the Onion and Root

ASRC Federal Acquires Vistronix, Cybersecurity and Intelligence Software Developer

High-profile hackings, including recent NSA leak, has helped ignite hot streak for cybersecurity M&A

GlobalWafers Adds SunEdison, as Chipmakers Consolidate

Other recent similar purchases have come from Analog, FormFactor and Mellanox

Nuance Purchases TouchCommerce, Expands Consumer Data Services

Previous similar acquisitions have come from HGGC, Tyco and WPP

Selling LinkedIn to Microsoft Gives Qatalyst CEO George Boutros Bragging Rights

The San Francisco investment bank was founded in 2008 by Frank Quattrone, who stepped down as CEO earlier in 2016

Zimmer Adds Medical Test Maker CD Diagnostics, Following LDR Deal

Other recent health care tech purchases include Cardon Outreach, Hansen Medical and Imprivata

Xylem Purchases Sensus to Expand Water Technology Services

Similar deals have come from Honeywell and Oracle

Carlyle Makes Another Middle Market Deal, Picks Up Wireless Tech Provider from Clearlake

In addition to the purchase of NetMotion, Carlyle recently backed JenCap, WellDyneRx and WingArc1st

TPG Buys RCN and Grande Communications, Amid Cable Industry Consolidation

Cablevision, Suddenlink and Time Warner have also been acquired

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

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

HP, led by Meg Whitman, Buys Silicon Graphics to Expand in Data Analytics

HP recently announced plans to merge its technology services business with CSC

Demand Rises for Video Streamers, as Consumers Watch More Olympics Sports on Mobile Devices

AT&T, Twitter and Yahoo have previously purchased video software companies

Intel Buys Startup Nervana to Bolster Data Center Unit

Similar purchases have come from Equinix, Fuision and TierPoint

Vestar Capital Backs MTI, Maker of Secure Retail Displays for Consumer Electronics Gadgets

The PE firm’s exits include the sale of Sun Products, maker of Snuggle fabric softener, to Henkel, and the sale of health care analytics provider Press Ganey to EQT

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

Wal-Mart Acquires Jet.com to Fight Amazon

Ashley Stewart, Ebuys and Hanna Andersson have received buyer interest, as they look to grow in e-commerce

Verizon Buys Vehicle Tracker Fleetmatics, Expands in Auto Tech

Verizon recently struck a deal for Yahoo’s web assets

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

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