Proofpoint Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Internet Software And Services Company

Proofpoint has acquired 18 companies, including 9 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms.

Proofpoint’s largest acquisition to date was in 2019, when it acquired ObserveIT for $225M. Proofpoint has acquired in 7 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (50%) and internet software and services (34%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity18
    • M&A Buy Activity18
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2

Proofpoint, Inc.

892 Ross Drive,
Sunnyvale, California 94089
United States,
(408) 517-4710
www.proofpoint.com

Proofpoint, Inc. is a security-as-a-service provider that focuses on cloud-based solutions for threat protection, compliance, archiving & governance, and secure communications. Proofpoint was formed in 2002 and is based in Sunnyvale, California.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 11 2 2 1 2 - 18
vol $156M $170M $225M $225M $776M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  18

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
ObserveIT Ltd. 2019-11-03 225M USD Add-on Acquisition
Boston, Massachusetts · www.observeit.com
Meta Networks Ltd. 2019-05-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel · www.metanetworks.com
Wombat Security Technologies, Inc. 2018-02-06 225M USD Add-on Acquisition
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · www.wombatsecurity.com
Weblife Balance, Inc. 2017-11-29 60M USD Add-on Acquisition
Los Angeles, California · www.weblife.io
Cloudmark, Inc. 2017-11-07 110M USD Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.cloudmark.com
FireLayers, Inc. 2016-10-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Redwood City, California · www.firelayers.com
Return Path - Email Fraud Protection (EFP) Business 2016-08-24 - Divestiture
New York City, New York
Socialware, Inc. 2015-11-03 9M USD Add-on Acquisition
Austin, Texas · www.socialware.com
Emerging Threats Pro LLC 2015-03-02 40M USD Add-on Acquisition
Lafayette, Indiana · www.emergingthreatspro.com
Nexgate Corp. 2014-10-23 35M USD Add-on Acquisition
Burlingame, California · www.nexgate.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Software 9 (50%) 321M (41%) - -
Internet Software and Services 6 (33%) 120M (15%) - -
Information Technology 3 (17%) 335M (43%) - -
Total 18 $776M - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 16 776M - -
  California 10 277M - -
  Utah 1 - - -
  Texas 1 9M - -
  Pennsylvania 1 225M - -
  New York 1 - - -
  Massachusetts 1 225M - -
  Indiana 1 40M - -
Canada 1 - - -
  Ontario 1 - - -
Israel 1 - - -
Domestic 16 (89%) 776M (100%) - -
Cross-border 2 (11%) - - -
Total 18 $776M - -

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $560M
< $100M 7 $216M
TOTAL $776M
Largest ObserveIT Ltd.
$225M (2019-11-03)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
50%
1 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
1 50%

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