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January 2022

Market Update: Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Services Q4 2021


In Q4 of 2021, the global Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Services industry posted its third-largest quarterly capital investment at an incredible $25.6 billion. Coming off the all-time highs of the prior quarter, Q4 did not disappoint as deal flow and deal size remained extremely high, tapering off ever so slightly from Q3. Specifically, Q4 saw 124 M&A and Buyout/LBO deals globally, the majority of which were M&A deals (78) and took place in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Israel. Additionally, based on primary services and solutions practices for said deals, IT Consulting and Outsourcing and Network Management Software held the vast majority of deal make-up and Business Productivity and Financial Software stood just slightly behind.

Additionally, in a longer-term look at the industry, the global Cybersecurity market value is expected to grow at a formidable 12.0% CAGR over the next 6 years until 2028 to a total market value of approximately $366 billion. Pioneering this growth are the Banking and Financial Services, Retail, Government, and Healthcare industries emphasizing investment towards robust security and digital privacy systems. While it may seem too long of a timeline to predict annual growth for the industry, as technologies advance, so do cyber threats and the means by which to thwart them. This will not go out of style and will lead to tremendous demand from leading enterprises and SMBs for years to come.

7MA has completed numerous M&A transactions for companies operating in the aforementioned sectors and has developed unparalleled deal expertise and knowledge of the industry trends, valuation trends, and most active strategic and financial buyers. Please contact Garth Martin, Sydney Scadden, and/or Trent McCauley if you would like to learn more about Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Services.

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