Security Solutions - Coverage Report Q1 2018

Published on: 04/04/2018

The Security Solutions industry experienced a record level of M&A activity during 2017 with 135 transactions announced or closed. Strategic buyers maintained a stronghold on the marketplace (58.5%) as 15 companies made multiple acquisitions in the space. However, financial buyers increased their share of deals from 32.5% in 2016 to 41.5% in 2017 as the attractiveness of the space lured new investors. For strategic and financial buyers alike, the most attractive M&A targets will have strong leadership including a deep bench of rising, future leaders. Likewise, strong customer relationships, vendor relationships, and IP are all important factors as well.

Key Contacts

Lisa Tolliver

Senior Director

Todd McMahon

Head of Investment Banking