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Cybersecurity Must Be Part of the M&A Process, says Eric Feldman, CIO of the Riverside Co.
The Yahoo data breach, coming in the midst of Verizon’s acquiring the struggling Internet company, provides a moment of reflection on cybersecurity


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Cybersecurity Has Become a Critical Part of the M&A Process, says Riverside CIO Eric Feldman

The Yahoo data breach, coming in the midst of Verizon’s acquiring the struggling Internet company, plus recent outages affecting Amazon, Netflix and Twitter, underscore the importance of cybersecurity due diligence

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

The Oct. 21 attack on Internet tech provider Dyn -- wounding Amazon, Netflix, Twitter and others -- is latest reminder of the rising value of cybersecurity providers

Trans World, Owner of DVD Store Chain FYE, Buys Etailz to Expand Online

Mediaocean, Perficient and Web.com have also bought digital marketers

AMC Networks Invests in RLJ Entertainment, Forms Streaming Partnership

RLJ Cos. and Roth Capital Partners recently teamed to launch investment bank RLJ Capital Markets

Aon Purchases Risk Management Firm Stroz Friedberg, as Cyber Deals Remain Robust

Accenture, Symantec and Vista Equity have all recently made recent cybersecurity purchases

Gannett’s Purchase of Golfweek Leverages Rising Popularity of Golf

The USA Today publisher recently acquired the (Bergen County) Record, ReachLocal, and made a bid for Tribune

The Riverside Co. Eyes Software Services with New Growth Fund, Providing Alternative to Venture Capital

Riverside, led by co-CEOs Béla Szigethy and Stewart Kohl, closed a $650 million micro-cap fund for small businesses in September

Salesforce Buys Marketing Startup Krux to Fight Rising Competition

The purchase will put Salesforce in a better position to compete against Microsoft and Oracle

Viacom Wins Over Bond Investors Thanks to CBS Merger Talks

National Amusements recently proposed that the two companies merge in an effort to revive MTV and Comedy Central

Thoma Bravo Continues to Bet on Tech with Purchase of Parking Provider T2 Systems

The PE firm has previously backed Bomgar, Elemica and Qlik

Viacom Re-Coupling Would Give CBS’s Les Moonves Paramount Pictures, and a Chance to Revive MTV and Comedy Central

Reunited with Viacom, CBS would rival Time Warner and 21st Century Fox in size and scope, spanning broadcasting, cable TV and motion pictures

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

Other related acquisitions have come from Blackstone, HGGC and StellaService

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

Twitter to Get Bids Soon, Says CNBC, As Once High-Flying Social Network Fails to Attract New Users

Google and Salesforce.com are said to be among the bidders

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

The transaction follows deals by TPG, Thoma Bravo and Accenture

Tech Data Buys Avnet’s IT Solutions Group, Expands in Asia

The purchase follows tech acquisitions from Accel-KKR, L Squared and TPG

GE Buys Equipment-Monitoring Software Maker Meridium to Build Digital Division

The move follows a string of small deals for GE, including the purchase of supply-chain software provider ShipXpress and offers for two 3D printing companies

L Squared Capital Buys Learners Edge, Adds to Education Portfolio

The sale of Learners Edge follows earlier educational deals by Apollo, Blackboard and Quad-C

LLR Partners Invests In Eyewitness Surveillance, Plans Geographical Expansion

Apollo and Vestar made similar security investments

Renesas Bets on Smarter Cars With Intersil Purchase

Infineon has a deal in place for Cree’s Wolfspeed division

Thoma Bravo Closes New Tech Fund, Bets on New Industry Opportunities

Thoma Bravo has previously backed Bomgar and SolarWinds

Accel-KKR Acquires Smart Communications, Seeks Further Add-On Opportunities

The transaction follows acquisitions from Hewlett Packard and Cisco

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