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Cybersecurity M&A Roundup for August 1-15, 2023

Twenty-five cybersecurity-related M&A deals were announced in the first half of August 2023.

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Twenty-five cybersecurity-related merger and acquisition (M&A) deals were announced in the first half of August 2023.

The number of transactions has bounced back following a significant drop in June

An analysis conducted by SecurityWeek shows that more than 210 cybersecurity-related mergers and acquisitions were announced in the first half of 2023.

Armor acquires Quantum Security

US-based cloud security firm Armor has acquired Singapore-based Quantum Security, a security firm specializing in cloud automation and services. The deal helps Armor enhance its cloud security and IT risk capabilities.

Bechtle acquires Sastema

German IT giant Bechtle has acquired Germany-based identity and access management (IAM) firm Sastema. As a result of the deal, Bechtle is launching a new IAM Competence Center led by Sastema managing director Sven Almoril.  

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Centric Consulting acquires The Mako Group

Management consulting firm Centric Consulting has announced buying risk management company The Mako Group in an effort to expand its capabilities.

Check Point acquires Perimeter 81

Network security giant Check Point Software has agreed to acquire Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) and Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) solutions provider Perimeter 81 for roughly $490 million. 

Deloitte acquires ParaFlare

Deloitte Australia has acquired Australia-based MDR solutions provider ParaFlare. Deloitte and ParaFlare will offer various cyber defense capabilities, including threat detection, threat intelligence, incident response, recovery and remediation. ParaFlare’s nearly 80 employees will join Deloitte.

ManTech acquires Definitive Logic

Defense firm ManTech has acquired tech consulting and solutions provider Definitive Logic. Both companies offer their services to the US government. ManTech said the acquisition will enable it to expand its capabilities, including in cyber. 

Partner One acquires Fidelis Cybersecurity

Enterprise software company Partner One is acquiring software, intellectual property, equipment and contracts of Fidelis Cybersecurity, a provider of XDR and cloud-native application protection solutions provider. Partner One is incorporating the acquired assets into its existing product portfolio.

Prembly acquires Tunnel

Compliance and anti-fraud solutions provider Prembly announced buying data sharing company Tunnel. Both Prembly and Tunnel are Nigerian companies. This deal helps Prembly enhance its security suite and expand its financial services.

Protect AI acquires Huntr

Artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) security company Protect AI has acquired the Huntr bug bounty platform and has launched the first bug bounty platform focusing on AI/ML open source software, foundational models, and ML systems.

Rubrik acquires Laminar

Data security firm Rubrik has purchased data security posture management (DSPM) platform Laminar. According to some reports, Rubrik paid $200-250 million, while others described it as a deal north of $100 million.  

SIG acquires Triaxiom Security

Higher education IT consulting firm Strata Information Group (SIG) has acquired Triaxiom Security, a cybersecurity company specializing in penetration testing, compliance auditing and strategic security services. As a result of the deal, SIG will launch SIG Cyber, a cybersecurity consulting practice focusing on the higher education sector. 

Seceon acquires Helixera

SIEM and XDR solutions provider Seceon has announced acquiring real-time pattern scanning engine Helixera in an effort to enhance its capabilities. Seceon hired Helixera founder Waldek Mikolajczyk as VP of Cybersecurity Solutions Architecture.

Sentar acquires Waterfront Technical Services

Sentar, a company providing cybersecurity, systems engineering, intelligence, and analytics solutions to the US government, has acquired Waterfront Technical Services, whose portfolio includes flight and ground operations, data center operations, IT, software development, and test supporting NASA’s spaceflight missions. The deal is part of Sentar’s expansion strategy. 

T-Rex acquires Cyber Cloud Technologies

T-Rex Solutions has acquired Cyber Cloud Technologies. Both companies provide cybersecurity and other IT services and solutions to US government agencies. T-Rex said the deal helps accelerate growth. 

We Hack Purple merges with Semgrep

AppSec platform We Hack Purple, which offers training and other resources for developers and security experts, is merging with application security company Semgrep. The goal is to create a “powerhouse of application security expertise”. 

Zurich Holding Company of America acquires SpearTip 

Zurich Insurance Group subsidiary Zurich Holding Company of America has acquired SpearTip, a cyber counterintelligence firm that specializes in incident response, managed detection and response (MDR) and risk management. The acquisition expands the capabilities and risk mitigation services of Zurich Resilience Solutions’ cyber team.

Zyston acquires Complyify

MSSP Zyston has acquired Complyify, a company that provides AI-driven cybersecurity risk and compliance management solutions. Complyify’s AI expertise will be integrated into Zyston’s cybersecurity offerings.


SecurityWeek is tracking deals involving managed security services providers (MSSPs) and distributors separately. Here is a list of deals from the first half of August 2023:      

Ace Host Data Center acquires Brief Technical Solutions

BlueAlly acquires Strata Consulting

Claranet Brasil acquires ADTsys Cloud Computing

Netsurit acquires Vital I/O 

Seaport Capital acquires CyberlinkASP

Sigma Group acquires Fultura

Theta acquires Cybersmart

The 20 MSP acquires Inerva Technology Advisors

Related: Cybersecurity M&A Roundup: 42 Deals Announced in July 2023

Written By

Eduard Kovacs (@EduardKovacs) is a managing 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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