Private Equity Firm Acquires, Merges 12 Cybersecurity Consulting Firms
Australian private equity firm BGH Capital has launched CyberCX, a company that specializes in security assurance, incident response and digital forensics, managed security services and other cybersecurity services.
To build CyberCX, BGH Capital essentially acquired and consolidated the following Australian cybersecurity firms:
- Klein & Co.
- Phriendly Phishing.
- Sense of Security.
CyberCX is led by John Paitaridis, formerly managing director of Australian telecommunications firm Optus Business. It has an initial workforce of more than 400 cybersecurity professionals and over 20 offices across Australia, according to Australian Cybersecurity Magazine.
Private Equity Firms Eye Growing Global Cybersecurity Market
In addition to BGH Capital’s launch of CyberCX, other private equity firms recently have made moves to increase their global cybersecurity market presence, including:
- Thoma Bravo: Bid to acquire Sophos, which provides cybersecurity software and tools for MSPs.
- BC Partners: Acquired Presidio, a midmarket IT solutions provider with a Top 200 MSSP business practice, for $2.1 billion.
- Symphony Technology Group (STG): Acquired a 70 percent stake in RedSeal, which provides a network modeling and risk scoring platform, for $70 million.
Meanwhile, the global cybersecurity market is projected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 12 percent between 2017 and 2024, according to industry analyst Market Study Report. This market also could exceed $300 billion in total revenues by 2024.