WatchGuard Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Information Technology Company

WatchGuard has acquired 8 companies of its own, including 6 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms.

WatchGuard has acquired in 3 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (50%) and information technology (34%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity6
    • M&A Buy Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5
  • M&A Advisors 2

WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. (WatchGuard)

505 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 500,
Seattle, Washington 98104
United States,
(206) 613-6600
www.watchguard.com

WatchGuard provides network security. The company’s Firebox X family of upgradeable appliances delivers the performance, functionality and security strength to meet the needs of small and medium sized organizations. All WatchGuard products include a LiveSecurity Service subscription for vulnerability alerts, software updates, expert security instruction, as well as individualized and self-help customer care. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle, WA, with offices throughout Europe and Asia.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 3 1 1 - 1 - 6
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  6

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Panda Security S.L. 2020-03-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Bilbao, Spain · www.pandasecurity.com
Percipient Networks LLC 2018-01-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Wakefield, Massachusetts · www.strongarm.io
Datablink, Inc. 2017-08-08 - Add-on Acquisition
McLean, Virginia · www.datablink.com
HawkEye G 2016-06-07 - Divestiture
Hanover, Maryland
BorderWare Technologies, Inc. 2009-08-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Mississauga, Ontario
Qiave Technologies Corp. 2000-10-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Waltham, Massachusetts
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Software 3 (50%) - - -
Information Technology 2 (33%) - - -
Internet Software and Services 1 (17%) - - -
Total 6 - - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 4 - - -
  Massachusetts 2 - - -
  Virginia 1 - - -
  Maryland 1 - - -
Canada 1 - - -
  Ontario 1 - - -
Spain 1 - - -
Domestic 4 (67%) - - -
Cross-border 2 (33%) - - -
Total 6 - - -

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Paul Hastings LLP
1
Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira, SLP
1

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
33%
2 (33%)
Strategic(s)
17%
1 (17%)

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