Top 9 cybersecurity M&A deals of 2018 and 2019 (so far)

2018 was a busy year for mergers and acquisitions in the cybersecurity industry. Here's why the M&A market is so hot and what to expect in 2019.

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As the market for cybersecurity products and services grows, so does the value of the companies that provide them. This is reflected in the number of mergers and acquisitions of cybersecurity firms that took place in 2018. Technology M&A advisory firm Hampleton Partners reports that more than 140 cybersecurity deals occurred in 2018, and at least nine of them were worth $500 million or more. Four deals were worth more than a billion dollars.