Latest M&A: Synopsys, Tenable, Kaseya, Sophos, Citrix, Microsoft, More

About half of the acquisitions we highlight involve cybersecurity firms.

Claudia Adrien

May 12, 2022

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It’s no secret that M&A is on fire. We typically highlight a ton of mergers and acquisitions in our monthly roundup, but the number of deals seems to keep growing exponentially. So instead, this edition highlights some involving Microsoft, Sophos, Kaseya and others – that truly made an impact.

For instance, private equity shelled out $16.5 billion for one company. This was followed by another well-documented deal for $6.2 billion in the MSP arena.

About half of the M&A from April that we’re highlighting involve cybersecurity firms. The acquired companies do everything from phishing simulation and security awareness training to cloud-based security alert investigation. Considering international conflict, cybersecurity has become more critical these days. In simple terms, technology security is “hot” right now and there’s a ton of value in that.

What’s not hot? Unfortunately, two firms that operate within the channel face difficult circumstances. One has experienced a continued departure of longtime employees, including its channel chief. Another is going through a public dispute involving shareholders and its board of directors. All of this surrounds the sale or proposed sale of the companies.

In the slideshow above, learn more about April’s mergers and acquisitions, and what trends might be in store for the channel.

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Claudia Adrien

Claudia Adrien is a reporter for Channel Futures where she covers breaking news. Prior to Informa, she wrote about biosecurity and infectious disease for a national publication. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of Florida and resides in Tampa.

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