M&A Deal Summary

Sophos Acquires Invincea

On February 8, 2017, Sophos acquired software company Invincea for 100M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Sophos’ 5th transaction in the Software sector.
  • This is Sophos’ largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Sophos’ 5th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Sophos’ 1st transaction in Virginia.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2017-02-08
Target Invincea
Sector Software
Buyer(s) Sophos
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 100M USD

Target

Invincea

Fairfax, Virginia, United States
website
Invincea, Inc. is a provider of next-generation malware protection. Invincea’s endpoint security portfolio is designed to detect and prevent unknown malware and sophisticated attacks via its patented deep learning neural-network algorithms.

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Buyer

Sophos

Abingdon, United Kingdom

website


Category Company
Founded 1985
Sector Information Technology
Employees3,381
Revenue 711M GBP (2019)
DESCRIPTION
Sophos' office building in North Sydney, Australia.
Sophos' office building in North Sydney, Australia.

Sophos is a provider of information technology security and data protection solutions. Sophos' cloud-native and AI-enhanced solutions secure endpoints (laptops, servers and mobile devices) and networks against evolving cybercriminal tactics and techniques, including automated and active-adversary breaches, ransomware, malware, exploits, data exfiltration, phishing, and more. Sophos was founded in 1985 and is based in Abingdon, England.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 10 of 13
Sector (Software) 5 of 5
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 10 of 13
State (Virginia) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 5 of 8
Year (2017) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2016-11-01 Barricade Security Systems

Cork, Ireland

Barricade Security Systems Ltd. is an analytics engine built on machine learning techniques. Barricade Security Systems Ltd. was established in 2014 and is headquartered in Cork, Ireland.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2019-01-29 DarkBytes

Salinas, California, United States

DarkBytes is a designer and developer of cyber-security program which focuses on simplifying high-end security with modern technologies including cloud, machine learning, and automation. DarkBytes was founded in 2016 and is based in Salinas, California.

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