Cybersecurity M&A Roundup for April 12-18, 2021


Cybersecurity M&A roundup for April 12-18, 2021

Several cybersecurity-related acquisitions and mergers were announced in the week of April 12-18, 2021.

1Password acquires SecretHub

Enterprise password management firm 1Password completed the acquisition of SecretHub, a company that specializes in secrets management solutions. Through its acquisition of SecretHub, 1Password aims to provide solutions designed to help enterprises secure not only human passwords, but also infrastructure and machine-to-machine secrets.

AdEPT acquires Datrix

Managed services provider AdEPT announced buying Datrix, a company that provides networking, communications, and cybersecurity solutions. Both companies are based in the UK and AdEPT paid £9.0 million ($12.5 million) in cash for Datrix. The deal is part of AdEPT’s plan to grow and provide enhanced capabilities to customers.

OneTrust acquires Convercent

Privacy, security and governance solutions provider OneTrust completed the recently announced acquisition of Convercent, a company that specializes in ethics and compliance software. The goal is to enhance OneTrust’s platform with ethics and compliance technology developed by Convercent.

Keyfactor merges with PrimeKey

PKI-as-a-service and crypto-agility solutions provider Keyfactor is merging with PKI and signing solutions provider PrimeKey under the Keyfactor brand. The goal is to create a machine identity management platform that provides “flexible and highly scalable certificate issuance and automated deployment of machine identities across complex enterprise and emerging IoT and OT use cases.” The companies also announced raising $125 million in a growth round.

Thycotic merges with Centrify

Private equity company TPG Capital has completed the merger of identity security solutions provider Thycotic with privileged access management company Centrify. The goal is to create a major cloud identity security vendor. The new company will operate under the temporary name ThycoticCentrify, with a new brand expected to be announced in the second half of 2021.

Zywave acquires Enquiron

Insurance technology firm Zywave announced the purchase of Enquiron, a provider of risk management and consultative business solutions. Zywave said Equiron’s solutions will complement its existing products.

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Eduard Kovacs (@EduardKovacs) is a contributing editor at SecurityWeek. He worked as a high school IT teacher for two years before starting a career in journalism as Softpedia’s security news reporter. Eduard holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial informatics and a master’s degree in computer techniques applied in electrical engineering.

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