M&A Deal Summary

NeuStar Acquires VeriSign - Security Services Customer Contracts

On October 25, 2018, NeuStar, Inc. acquired information technology company VeriSign, Inc. - Security Services Customer Contracts from VeriSign, Inc.

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is NeuStar’s 2nd transaction in the Information Technology sector.
  • This is NeuStar’s 13th transaction in the United States.
  • This is NeuStar’s 3rd transaction in Virginia.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2018-10-25
Target VeriSign, Inc. - Security Services Customer Contracts
Sector Information Technology
Buyer(s) NeuStar, Inc.
Sellers(s) VeriSign, Inc.
Deal Type Divestiture

Target

VeriSign, Inc. - Security Services Customer Contracts

Reston, Virginia, United States
VeriSign, Inc. - Security Services Customer Contracts consists of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection, Managed DNS, DNS Firewall and fee-based Recursive DNS services customer contracts.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

NeuStar, Inc.

Sterling, Virginia, United States

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Category Company
Founded 1996
SectorInformation Services
Employees1,576
Revenue 1.1B USD (2015)
DESCRIPTION

NeuStar, Inc. is a global information services provider driving the connected world forward with trusted, holistic identity resolution. Neustar serves many of the world’s brands to grow and guard their businesses with the most complete understanding of how to connect people, places and things. The combination of Neustar’s unique, accurate and real-time identity system and its cloud-based workflow solutions empower businesses to make actionable, precise and valuable decisions across marketing, risk, IT/security, network & operations departments. As the current sole provider to the U.S. Number Portability Administration Center, Neustar also facilitates the routing of all telephone call and text messages in the U.S.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 15 of 17
Sector (Information Technology) 2 of 4
Type (Divestiture) 3 of 4
State (Virginia) 3 of 4
Country (United States) 13 of 15
Year (2018) 1 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-11-05 MarketShare Partners LLC

Los Angeles, California, United States

MarketShare Partners LLC is a provider of cloud-based information services, enabling marketing and IT security professionals to promote and protect their businesses.

Buy $450M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2018-11-29 TRUSTID, Inc.

Lake Oswego, Oregon, United States

TRUSTID, Inc. serves organizations that need to authenticate callers to protect account access, prevent fraud or comply with regulations. Deploying its patented telephone network forensic approach, TRUSTID delivers caller authentication, identity and risk solutions. TRUSTID uses a caller’s phone as an ownership-based authentication token and puts trusted callers into the fast lane, before their calls are even answered, while assessing the risk of others. Through its full suite of software-as-a-service products, TRUSTID helps clients reduce contact center costs, improve the customer experience and increase the efficiency of fraud-fighting efforts.

Buy -

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

VeriSign, Inc.

Reston, Virginia, United States

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Category Company
Founded 1995
SectorInformation Technology
Employees900
Revenue 1.2B USD (2019)
DESCRIPTION
Entrance to VerSign's corporate headquarters in Reston, Virginia.
Entrance to VerSign's corporate headquarters in Reston, Virginia.

VeriSign, Inc. is a global provider of domain name registry services which power the navigation of the Internet by operating a global infrastructure for a portfolio of top-level domains that includes .com, .net, .tv, .edu, .gov, .jobs, .name and .cc as well as two of the world’s 13 Internet root servers. VeriSign's product suite also includes Network Intelligence and Availability Services consisting of Distributed Denial of Service Protection Services, Verisign iDefense Security Intelligence Services and Managed Domain Name System Services. VeriSign was formed in 1995 and is based in Reston, Virginia.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 5 of 7
Sector (Information Technology) 3 of 4
Type (Divestiture) 5 of 7
State (Virginia) 4 of 5
Country (United States) 5 of 7
Year (2018) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-02-09 VeriSign, Inc. - iDefense Security Intelligence Services

Reston, Virginia, United States

VeriSign, Inc. - iDefense Security Intelligence Services is specializes in delivering faster access to relevant, timely and actionable security intelligence, enabling organizations to make smarter security decisions and defend against new and evolving threats.

Sell -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2020-10-08 Retail Solutions, Inc.

San Jose, California, United States

Retail Solutions, Inc. is a provider of Big Data, predictive analytics for the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry. Retail Solutions collects and transforms billions of data points on what shoppers are buying every day and makes it insightful and actionable for better tactical and strategic decision-making at the corporate level and in the field. Retail Solutions was founded in 2003 and is based in San Jose, California.

Sell -