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Cybersecurity M&A Roundup: 21 Deals Announced in December 2022

Twenty-one cybersecurity-related M&A deals were announced in December 2022.

Mergers And Acquisitions

Twenty-one cybersecurity-related merger and acquisition (M&A) deals were announced in December 2022. SecurityWeek will soon publish an analysis of the 450 M&A deals reported in 2022.

AlgoSec acquires Prevasio

AlgoSec, a company that specializes in securing application connectivity, has acquired Prevasio, an agentless cloud-native application protection platform that includes cloud security posture management, antimalware scanning, vulnerability assessment, and container analysis. AlgoSec said its goal is to disrupt the agentless cloud security market.

Booz Allen Hamilton’s MTS merges with Security On-Demand

Booz Allen Hamilton’s Managed Threat Services (MTS) business has merged with MSSP Security On-Demand to launch a new organization and brand called DeepSeas. DeepSeas will offer threat detection, analytics, and data science, as well as expert workflow and intelligence.

Deloitte acquires Makros

Deloitte has acquired Makros, a Chile-based cybersecurity consulting firm specializing in perimeter security, cloud security and identity management. The deal enables the consulting giant to grow its cybersecurity operations.

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Delphia acquires Fathom Privacy

Canada-based investment firm Delphia has acquired Fathom Privacy, a company that enables secure user data sharing with applications. Delphia will integrate the core technology from Fathom to interact with user data.

DLH acquires GRSi

Government contractor DLH Holdings has acquired Grove Resource Solutions, Inc. (GRSi), which provides cloud-based enterprise modernization and cybersecurity solutions to civilian and military federal agencies. The deal helps DLH strengthen its IT and cyber capabilities.

G+D acquires majority stake in Netcetera 

Germany-based security technology group Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) has increased its stake in Swiss software company Netcetera, from 30 to 60%. Both companies offer payment security solutions and the deal will enable them to expand their capabilities.

Heartland Business Systems acquires Pratum

Technology solutions provider Heartland Business Systems (HBS) has announced buying information security company Pratum, which provides consulting, assessment and SOC services. The deal helps HBS expand its cybersecurity portfolio and offerings.

Helm Partners merges with Bluewave Technology Group

Technology advisory and lifecycle management company Bluewave Technology Group has merged with technology advisory service firm Helm Partners. The combination of Helm and Bluewave will create one of the largest technology agencies in the US, offering white glove lifecycle management solutions with deep expertise and critical capabilities, including security and customer experience.

Netwrix acquires Remediant

Data security software vendor Netwrix has acquired Remediant, an early-stage startup working on technology in the PAM (privileged access management) category.

Proofpoint acquires Illusive Networks

Enterprise security vendor Proofpoint announced plans to buy Illusive Networks, a startup that helped pioneer deception technology for detecting data breaches. The transaction is part of Proofpoint’s plans to become a full-fledged enterprise security powerhouse.

Rostelecom subsidiary RTK-Solar acquires New Security Technologies

RTK-Solar, a subsidiary of Russian digital services giant Rostelecom, has acquired New Security Technologies, a cybersecurity firm that specializes in identity and access management solutions.

Var Group acquires majority stake in Cyres Consulting

The Sesa Group, through Var Group, has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Cyres Consulting Services, a German firm specializing in automotive cybersecurity consulting. The deal enables Var Group to further strengthen its capabilities.

Veracode acquires Crashtest Security Solution

Application security testing firm Veracode has purchased Germany-based software security tool developer Crashtest Security. The deal helps Veracode enhance its dynamic application security testing (DAST) capabilities.


SecurityWeek is tracking deals involving managed security services providers (MSSPs) and distributors separately. Here is a list of deals from the first half of December 2022:

ATSG acquires Xentaurs

General Informatics Acquires 1 Ping Security

Marcum Technology Merges with BinaryNetworks

Noventiq acquires G7CR

Opcom acquires T&J Engineering

Sourcepass acquires CCSI

Synoptek acquires Optistar Technology 

Xtel acquires Global Telecom (GTB)

*updated on January 4 to add 5 deals

Related: Cybersecurity M&A Roundup for November 1-15, 2022

Related: Over 230 Cybersecurity M&A Deals Announced in First Half of 2022

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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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