Momentum Cyber Reports

A team of world-class operators and advisors with an unrivaled track record in Cybersecurity and M&A. Momentum Cyber founders have on average 20+ years’ experience in Cybersecurity and the team has a prolific M&A track record as both operators and advisors having orchestrated over 200 transactions for over $200 billion (USD) in total value as advisors and principals. We’re taking that knowledge, and in partnership with Cyber Defense Magazine, providing you our in depth cybersecurity reports, every month, right here, free of charge.

Cybersecurity has rapidly grown to become a $138 billion industry with over 3,000 companies around the world. Over the past five years, the cybersecurity market has exploded with strategic activity experiencing a nearly 300% growth in venture and later stage private equity investing and 350% growth in M&A deal volume. In addition, the cybersecurity landscape is fragmented, complicated, and continues to evolve rapidly requiring simplification of the landscape such as Cyberscape, exclusively available in these free research reports.

CYBERSECURITY ALMANAC | 2018

Momentum Cyber, the premier trusted advisor to the cybersecurity industry, releases its inaugural Cybersecurity Almanac for 2018 – the most comprehensive and accurate transaction data available on the industry.  Culled from analysis of over 2,500 cybersecurity companies and deal activity including IPOs, M&A, and venture capital & private equity financings, the Cybersecurity Almanac chronicles 504cybersecurity transactions with a cumulative value of $25.5 billion, making 2017 a record-breaking year for the industry.

The comprehensive 243 page report – the first of its kind for the industry – also tracks key industry trends including the increasing data breach problem with profiles of some of the notorious breaches of 2017, provides a deep dive into specific industry sub-sectors, offers insights into the cybersecurity workforce, and more.

Inside you will find a series of insights across the Cybersecurity industry including:

  • M&A Activity
  • PE & VC Financings
  • IPO Activity
  • Data Breaches
  • Sector Trends
  • CYBERscape (New Release for 2018)
  • Israel’s Cybersecurity Market
  • And Much More…

2017 was a banner year for cybersecurity in terms of both deal activity and volume, driven by the increasingly costly and ever evolving threat landscape,” said Eric McAlpine, Momentum Cyber co-founder and managing partner. “Based on the unrivaled deal data we’ve accumulated, synthesized, and studied, we expect an even higher level of strategic activity in 2018 with pure play vendors keeping pace in the arms race, new out of market buyers entering a high-growth sector, private equity’s continued love affair with cyber, and a necessary consolidation within certain categories. As they say, records are meant to be broken.

  • M&A: 2017 was a robust year for M&A activity in cybersecurity, with a record 178 transactions ($20.4 billion). Symantec led all acquirers with 5acquisitions completed
  • PE & VC: Nearly $12 billion was put to work in cybersecurity investments in 2017 by private equity ($6.5 billion) and venture capital ($5.1 billion) firms
  • IPO: The cybersecurity IPO market rebounded with three cybersecurity companies going public – Okta, SailPoint and ForeScout – all significantly up over their IPO prices

Momentum Cyber is the premier trusted advisor to the cybersecurity industry providing bespoke high-impact advice combined with tailored, senior-level access. The firm was founded by world-class operators and advisors and caters to the unique needs of both earlier stage Founders, CEOs, & Boards as well as the complexity of later stage & public companies throughout their lifecycle – Incubation to Exit. Headquartered in San Francisco with operations globally, the founding team has closed over 200 transactions totaling over $200 billion in value.

CYBERSECURITY MARKET REVIEW | Q1 2018

Momentum Cyber, the premier trusted advisor to the cybersecurity industry, is pleased to provide you with our Cybersecurity Market Review for Q1 2018. Strategic activity remained strong in Q1 with over 160transactions deploying over $3.5B across M&A (58 transactions, $2.5B) and financing (102 transactions, $1.0B).

Each month we provide you with an update on the dynamic Cybersecurity landscape. We highlight M&A activity, Venture Capital, Initial Public Offerings, public market valuations, and sector trends.

Inside you will find a series of insights across the Cybersecurity industry including:
M&A Activity

  • 58 M&A transactions were completed, totaling $2.5B in transaction volume, representing the 3rd straight quarter of increasing deal activity
  • 6 deals with disclosed values ≥ $100M
  • Proofpoint acquired its 3rd company in as many months, having acquired WombatWeblife, and Cloudmark for a total of ~$400M
  • The most active sectors in Q1 2018 included: SecOps / IR / Threat Intel (10), Risk & Compliance (8), Security Consulting (8), and Identity & Access Management (7)

Financing Activity

  • 102 financing transactions were completed, totaling $1.0B in transaction value, with a median amount raised of $6.1M
  • 65% of deals were early stage (Seed to Series A), with a median amount raised of $4.0M; the remainder were late-stage (Series B+) with a median amount raised of $18.0M
  • The most active sectors in Q1 2018 included: Identity & Access Management (15), Data Security (14), and Network & Infrastructure Security (11)

Momentum Cyber is the premier trusted advisor to the cybersecurity industry providing bespoke high-impact advice combined with tailored, senior-level access. The firm was founded by world-class operators and advisors and caters to the unique needs of both earlier stage Founders, CEOs, & Boards as well as the complexity of later stage & public companies throughout their lifecycle – Incubation to Exit. Headquartered in San Francisco with operations globally, the founding team has closed over 200 transactions totaling over $200 billion in value.

MONTHLY SNAPSHOTS FOLLOW FOR 2018:

https://momentumcyber.com/docs/Monthly/Cybersecurity_Snapshot_January_2018.pdf

CYBERSECURITY SNAPSHOT | FEBRUARY 2018

Momentum Cyber, the premier trusted advisor to the cybersecurity industry, is pleased to provide you with our Cybersecurity Snapshot for February 2018. Strategic activity remained strong in February with over 50 transactions deploying over $1.4B across M&A (15 transactions, $1.1B) and financing (35 transactions, $335M).

Each month we provide you with an update on the dynamic Cybersecurity landscape. We highlight M&A activity, Venture Capital, Initial Public Offerings, public market valuations, and sector trends.

Inside you will find a series of insights across the Cybersecurity industry including:
M&A Activity

  • 15 M&A deals were announced with an aggregate disclosed value of $1.1B, representing a 50% increase in M&A volume YoY
  • The acquisitions of PhishMe by Pamplona Capital Management / BlackRock for $400MPhantom Cyber by Splunk for $350M, & Wombat Security by Proofpoint for $225M led all M&A activity for February
  • The most active sectors this month included: Security Consulting (3)Network & Infrastructure Security (2)SecOps / IR / Threat Intel (2)Identity & Access Management (2)Risk and Compliance (2), & MSSP (2)

Financing Activity

  • 35 financing transactions raised a total of $335M, representing a 35%increase in total amount raised YoY. Median amount raised was $5M
  • DataVisor’s $40M Series DVectra’s $36M Series D, & QingTeng’s $32M Series B rounds led all financing activity for February
  • Roughly 54% of financing deals were early stage (Seed to Series A)
  • The most active sectors this month included: Network & Infrastructure Security (7)Identity & Access Management (6), & Risk & Compliance (4)

Momentum Cyber is the premier trusted advisor to the cybersecurity industry providing bespoke high-impact advice combined with tailored, senior-level access. The firm was founded by world-class operators and advisors and caters to the unique needs of both earlier stage Founders, CEOs, & Boards as well as the complexity of later stage & public companies throughout their lifecycle – Incubation to Exit. Headquartered in San Francisco with operations globally, the founding team has closed over 200 transactions totaling over $200 billion in value.

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