Cybersecurity - Coverage Report Q2 2018

Published on: 09/20/2018

We are pleased to present our 2018 second quarter Cybersecurity Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions Update.In comparison to the first quarter of 2018, there were fewer merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions, but at a higher total transaction value.Capstone Headwaters has observed a parallel trend for M&A activity acrosstheentire middle market as Q2 deal activity dropped by 12.5% relative to Q1, whilethe average disclosed deal value surged by 14.5% during the same period.Within the Cyber security industry,deal activity has been driven by economic growth, demand for cyber security products and services, availability of capital for both strategic and financial acquirers, and recent tax law changes. Leading technology companies and private equity giants have been largely responsible for driving deal value in the space. Additionally, while there has been a slight dip in M&A volume, Capstone Headwaters has identified brisk venture funding throughout year-to-date 2018.

Key Contacts

David Brinkley

Managing Director

Tom McConnell

Managing Director