Mergers and acquisition cycle within cybersecurity is set to result in a new high for volume. At its current pace, cybersecurity M&A in the U.S. will just barely eclipse the prior high of 145 closed transactions and hit 148, while deal value is already at a near-record value of $33.2 billion.
Consolidation has characterized cybersecurity for the majority of the cycle. Driven by not only maturation of emerging market leaders in key segments, but also the need to stay abreast of innovation, consolidation has been the primary factor in cybersecurity M&A for years now. Deal size metrics have steadily increased as a result.