The CyberScope – FY 2021

1/02/2022
Reports
Chris Lewis, Albert Kouzminski, Ramanan Thavendran

Cyber security became a top priority for CEOs and world leaders in 2021, fuelled by a rise in nation-state attacks and ransomware. An evolving cyber threat landscape coupled with a growing skills shortage in the sector has required organisations to urgently invest and scale their security systems and processes.

The CyberScope

2021 finished strongly with 183 transactions, with Q4 representing an unparalleled $29Bn in disclosed deal value – the highest quarterly deal value in the ten years we have tracked this market.

Results advised on four security transactions in 2021: Tenzing’s investment into MetaCompliance (security awareness), Outpost 24’s acquisition of BlueLiv (threat intelligence), Livingbridge’s investment in Quorum Cyber (managed detection and response) and the sale of Redstor to Bregal Milestone (cloud data management and protection).