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Deloitte Acquires Chilean Cybersecurity Consulting Company Makros

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 02: The Deloitte offices stand in 2 New Square on October 2, 2018 in London, England. The government has called for a review of the British auditing industry after a series of scandals including the collapses of Carillion and BHS revealed serious failures in the auditing process.  The ‘Big Four’ accountin...

Deloitte has acquired Makros, a Chilean cybersecurity consulting business that specializes in perimeter security, cloud security, identity management and more. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

This is technology M&A deal number 1,018 that MSSP Alert and sister site ChannelE2E have covered so far in 2022.

About Deloitte and Makros

Deloitte, founded in 1845, is based in London, England. The company has 438,000 employees listed on LinkedIn. Deloitte’s areas of expertise include financial advisory, risk management and tax services -- along with its IT consulting operations.

Deloitte is a Top 250 MSSP and Top 250 Public Cloud MSP. It has made over 40 acquisitions involving cloud, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, workforce digitalization and analytics services dating back to January 2015.

Makros, founded in 2003, has nearly 100 security professionals who support more than 200 customers. The company is based in Providencia, Santiago, Chile.

Key areas of Makros expertise include Information Security and Operational Continuity Solutions -- such as Next Gen Anti-Virus, EDR (endpoint detection and response), CASB (cloud access security brokerage), intrusion detection, forensic analysis, perimeter and internal security audits, penetration tests and evaluation of external and internal vulnerabilities and more.

Key Makros technology partners include Sophos, Netskope, Centrify, Viascope, ManageEngine, Faronics, Genians, Qualys, Guardicore, Axonius and Kriptos.

Makros tucks into Deloitte's Chile-based security operations. That business now has 250 professionals who support customers in Chile and abroad, Deloitte said.

Deloitte Acquires Makros: Executive Perspectives

In a prepared statement about the deal, Ricardo Briggs, CEO and regional managing partner of Deloitte Chile, said:

“This investment will push us forward in delivering complete and innovative solutions to our clients. The pandemic magnified the increasing and constant need to digitalize processes across all of our clients’ various functions. This has led us to not only leverage our cybersecurity and cyber risk services, but also to continuously renew the data analysis, processing, management applications and technology that are relevant to our clients’ operations and strategies, to deliver the most complete solutions possible.”

Added Anthony Viel, CEO of Deloitte Canada:

“Makros’ presence and reputation in Chile are exceptional and we are delighted to have the opportunity to work alongside the best.”

Concluded Makros CEO Marcelo Díaz:

“We are very proud to join a company like Deloitte. This represents for us the opportunity to use our skills to address the challenging market of cybersecurity and to support our customers for the next digital challenges to come in all aspects of business. It also proves that we have developed our business based on innovation and adapted to the needs of companies in different areas."

Díaz now shifts to Deloitte Chile as cyber risk partner.

Additional Deloitte Cybersecurity Acquisitions

Makros is the latest in a growing list of Deloitte cybersecurity acquisitions. Additional deals include buying Hacktive, Sliced Tech, aeCyberSolutions, TransientX and Sentex, among others.

Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.