The Carlyle Group LP (Nasdaq: CG) and the Chertoff Group have acquired a majority stake in cybersecurity provider Coalfire Systems Inc.

Coalfire, founded in 2001, helps protect companies from data theft and security breaches. The company lists 3M Co. (NYSE: MMM), Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) and IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM) among clients. Coalfire CEO Larry Jones says  the company will use the investment to grow globally.

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