HelpSystems Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Information TechnologyCompany

HelpSystems has acquired 25 companies of its own, including 16 in the last 5 years. A total of 5 acquisitions came from private equity firms.

HelpSystems’ largest acquisition to date was in 2020, when it acquired Globalscape for $217M. HelpSystems has acquired in 12 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (56%) and information technology (40%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity25
    • M&A Buy Activity25
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 2

HelpSystems

HelpSystems LLC

11095 Viking Drive Suite 100,
Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55344
United States,
(952) 933-0609
www.helpsystems.com

HelpSystems is a provider of security and compliance, systems and network management, and business intelligence solutions. The company serves more than 17,000 organizations globally, providing their IT departments with software and services that encrypt and secure data, monitor and automate processes, and enable access to information. HelpSystems was founded in 1982 and is based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 T
Buy (3.0/yr) # 10 1 4 6 4 - 25
vol $263M $263M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  25

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Outflank B.V. 2022-09-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.outflank.nl
Terranova Worldwide Corp. 2022-04-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Laval, Quebec · www.terranovasecurity.com
Alert Logic, Inc. 2022-03-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Houston, Texas · www.alertlogic.com
Tripwire, Inc. 2022-02-09 - Divestiture
Portland, Oregon · www.tripwire.com
Digital Guardian, Inc. 2021-10-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Waltham, Massachusetts · www.digitalguardian.com
PhishLabs, Inc. 2021-10-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Charleston, South Carolina · www.phishlabs.com
Agari Data, Inc. 2021-05-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Foster City, California · www.agari.com
Beyond Security, Inc. 2021-05-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Roseville, California · www.beyondsecurity.com
Digital Defense, Inc. 2021-02-03 - Add-on Acquisition
San Antonio, Texas · www.digitaldefense.com
Unlimi-Tech Software, Inc. 2021-01-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Ottawa, Ontario · www.filecatalyst.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Fox Technologies, Inc. 2017-12-12 GroundWork Open Source, Inc. 2022-02-02 1
Grand Rapids, Michigan · www.foxt.com West Hollywood, California · www.gwos.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Software 14 (56%) 263M (100%) - -
Information Technology 10 (40%) - - -
Internet Software and Services 1 (4%) - - -
Total 25 $263M - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 18 217M - -
  California 5 - - -
  Texas 3 217M - -
  Washington 1 - - -
  South Carolina 1 - - -
  Pennsylvania 1 - - -
  Oregon 1 - - -
  New Hampshire 1 - - -
  Minnesota 1 - - -
  Michigan 1 - - -
  Massachusetts 1 - - -
  Colorado 1 - - -
Canada 3 - - -
  Ontario 2 - - -
  Quebec 1 - - -
United Kingdom 2 46M - -
Netherlands 1 - - -
Spain 1 - - -
Domestic 18 (72%) 217M (82%) - -
Cross-border 7 (28%) 46M (18%) - -
Total 25 $263M - -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Cowen Group, Inc.
1
Legal Deals
Goodwin Procter LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $217M
< $100M 1 $46M
TOTAL $263M
Largest Globalscape, Inc.
$217M (2020-07-20)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
20%
5 (20%)
Strategic(s)
16%
4 (16%)

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