Cybersecurity M&A Roundup for December 13-19, 2021

Cybersecurity M&A Roundup for December 13-19 2021

Eight cybersecurity-related mergers and acquisitions were announced December 13-19, 2021.

ClosingLock acquires SafeWire

ClosingLock announced the acquisition of SafeWire. Both companies are based in the United States and they offer wire fraud prevention solutions for the real estate industry.

DFIN acquires Guardum

Risk and compliance solutions company Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN) has acquired Guardum, a data security and privacy firm that can help companies locate, secure and control data. DFIN says Guardum will enable it to strengthen its data privacy and redaction capabilities.

Empire Technologies Risk Management Group (ETRM) acquires GoldMind

Data security company Empire Technologies Risk Management Group (ETRM Group) announced buying legal cloud solutions company GoldMind. ETRM said the deal will enable it to expand in the Washington D.C. market, and enhance its eDiscovery, data protection and data management capabilities.

GitLab acquires Opstrace

DevOps company GitLab has bought open source observability distribution Opstrace, which will help it expand its platform. GitLab said the acquisition will enable it to offer robust monitoring and observability capabilities that will lower incident rates and increase developer productivity.

Impero Software acquires ContentKeeper

UK-based online student safety, classroom management and secure remote access software provider Impero Software has acquired Australian company ContentKeeper, which provides web filtering, reporting and mobile security for schools. The deal will help Impero expand its product offering.

Kroll acquires Security Compass Advisory

Corporate investigations and risk consulting firm Kroll announced the expansion of its cloud security, penetration testing, and red team capabilities with the acquisition of Canada-based Security Compass Advisory.

TeleSign merges with North Atlantic Acquisition Corporation

Authentication and digital identity solutions provider TeleSign has announced that it’s merging with North Atlantic Acquisition Corporation, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, and intends to go public following the merger at an enterprise value of $1.3 billion. The combined entity will be named TeleSign, Inc. and it will be led by TeleSign’s current CEO.

Workiva acquires AuditNet

Workiva, which provides a platform designed to help organizations collect, manage, report and analyze data, announced the acquisition of auditing content and services provider AuditNet. Workiva said the acquisition will help it expand its offering and enforce its position in the governance, risk and compliance (GRC) market.

Related: Cybersecurity M&A Roundup for December 1-12, 2021

Related: Cybersecurity M&A Roundup: 40 Deals Announced in November 2021

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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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