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Back to blog February 15, 2020 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Private Equity Investing in Security Companies

The security industry overall has attracted significant attention from private equity investors in recent years. Private equity investments into security-related companies ranges from cybersecurity, home security, national security, private security, to security screening of goods crossing borders.

Our private equity database currently tracks 719 current platform portfolio companies with some element of security to their product or service offering. 73 of these investments were made in the last 12 months alone. There are considerably more private equity acquisitions of security companies if we include all the add-on investments, which we also track as part of our service.

Recent Transactions

January 2020Skyview Capital acquired Fidelis Cybersecurity (Bethesda, MD) from a consortium of investors, including Marlin Equity Partners.

Fidelis Cybersecurity is a provider of advanced cybersecurity threat prevention, detection and protection solutions, and offers a comprehensive portfolio of products and services.


December 2019Trinity Hunt Partners acquired a majority stake in Dataprise (Rockville, MD).

Dataprise is a provider of IT managed services offering IT Management, IT Strategy and Consulting, Information security Solutions, Help Desk Support Services and Cloud Services.


December 2019TELEO Capital Management acquired the Automated System Management product platform and related products (Industrial Defender) (Foxboro, MA) from Capgemini America, Inc.

Industrial Defender provides cybersecurity and compliance software solutions for critical infrastructure providers globally.


November 2019TA Associates and Charlesbank Capital Partners invested in HelpSystems (Eden Prairie, MN).

HelpSystems is a global provider of IT operations management, security and analytics solutions.


November 2019Bluestone Investment Partners invested in Intrepid Solutions and Services, Inc. (Sterling, VA).

Intrepid Solutions and Services, LLC is a provider of high-end enterprise IT, data analysis, and operational training services to customers in the U.S. Intelligence Community. The Company provides Data Center as a Service (DCaas), cloud integration solutions, cybersecurity support, and counterintelligence training services.


October 2019Five Points Capital provided majority equity capital to fund the recapitalization of GrammaTech (Ithaca, NY).

GrammaTech is a developer of software-assurance tools and advanced cyber-security solutions.


October 2019Insight Venture Partners invested in Corelight (San Francisco, CA).

Corelight makes powerful network traffic analysis solutions that transform network traffic into rich logs, extracted files, and security insights for more effective incident response, threat hunting, and forensics.


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