Companies that develop cybersecurity products and services have become highly-sought acquisition targets in the wake of high-profile hacking events that have compromised a wide range of websites, including the U.S. Office of Personnel Management , the University of Virginia and the Ashley Madison extramarital dating site and Sony Pictures Entertainment (NYSE: SNE).
Register now for Mergers & Acquisitions’ complimentary web seminar, How CyberSecurity Threats Are Driving Deals, sponsored by Citrix ShareFile. Panelists include: Eric Feldman, chief information officer, the Riverside Co.; Jason Kaufman, head of Chertoff Capital, the Chertoff Group; Scott Stevens, co-head of IT security, William Blair & Co.
We’ll explore the opportunities for dealmakers; how deal flow and valuations are faring in cybersecurity; and how private equity firms are responding to the threats and working with portfolio companies. Among the deals we’ll be highlighting are the recent teaming up of the Carlyle Group LP (Nasdaq: CG) and the Chertoff Group (founded by former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff) to acquire a majority stake in cybersecurity provider Coalfire Systems Inc. Join us live on Feb. 17 at 2:00 pm ET, or register and view the recording later.