The EU’s recent promise to invest €450m in the cybersecurity market in a bid to spur innovation demonstrates the scale of the security problem across Europe. As the number of threats and the sophistication of breaches continues to increase, engaging in strategic M&A will enable providers to better protect their customers from potentially devastating attacks.
The global digitisation of society, in both commercial and personal contexts, is driving a vast proliferation of data, which in turn creates the need for technologies with the capability to safeguard these immense data sets on a wide and rapidly changing array of devices.
The information security market is ripe for consolidation and 2016/17 look set to be the years in which M&A activity really starts to reshape the market. As customers across both public and private sectors start to reject point solution providers in favour of a more comprehensive security approach, and as security increasingly becomes a critically important board-level concern, major vendors are beginning to step up the pace of acquisition activity to meet their demands.3
International TMT team
Our international TMT team has an established track record of advising companies in the sector, adding value to our clients by keeping them informed of trends and developments in fast moving markets in both emerging and established countries. Thanks to our global coverage we have unrivalled experience of advising on cross-border deals, while our network has a depth of knowledge across the entire TMT sector.6