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Cybersecurity M&A Roundup for Third Week of November 2021

Cybersecurity M&A Roundup for November 2021

Seven cybersecurity-related acquisitions were announced in the third week of November 2021.

Buchanan & Edwards acquires RenXTech

Buchanan & Edwards (BE), which focuses on data analytics, cybersecurity and cloud computing services, announced buying cybersecurity and technical analysis firm RenXTech. Both companies provide their services to the U.S. government. Following the acquisition, RenXTech will merge with another BE subsidiary, R2C, under the RenXTech brand.

GBG acquires Acuant

UK-based identity verification and fraud prevention solutions provider GBG is acquiring Acuant in a $736 million deal. GBG says Acuant’s trusted identity product offering complements the services provided by its US-based subsidiary IDology.

General Informatics acquires Versiant

United States-based MSPs General Informatics and Versiant are joining forces as part of a deal that will help each company expand their services portfolios, expertise and geographic reach. General Informatics said the acquisition of Versant will help it improve its capabilities, particularly in terms of data analytics and cyber security.

Ideagen acquires CompliSpace and CompliancePath

UK-based governance, risk, compliance (GRC) software management company Ideagen announced the acquisitions of CompliSpace and CompliancePath. CompliancePath, acquired for up to $12 million, is a Scotland-based firm that specializes in IT governance and software assurance. CompliSpace, acquired for AU$105 million ($76 million), is based in Australia and it provides GRC programs to schools.

Immersive Labs acquires Snap Labs

UK-based cybersecurity training firm Immersive Labs is buying Snap Labs, a US-based company that specializes in cyber labs for training, research and demos. Immersive Labs says the integrated offering will deliver hyper-realistic team exercises that are specific to customer environments.

Sift acquires Keyless

Fraud prevention unicorn Sift has acquired Keyless, a UK-based provider of passwordless and multi-factor authentication. The goal of the deal is to bring passwordless authentication to the Sift portfolio and help regulated businesses and online merchants eliminate password-based account takeover.

Team Cymru acquires Amplicy

External threat hunting firm Team Cymru has acquired Israel-based threat surface management firm Amplicy. The deal will enable Team Cymru to inform its customers on both the evolving threats and where they might strike against Amplicy-detected perimeter weaknesses.

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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.