The month of May featured several cybersecurity headlines, in addition to many M&A and venture capital (“VC”) transactions. A confidential report prepared by the Defense Science Board listed advanced weapon system designs, such as those of the Patriot missile and Aegis ballistic missile, that have been compromised by Chinese cyberspies. Amidst frequent and high-profile cyber [...]
Avascent, McKenna Long, KippsDeSanto, and NextFed sponsored a discussion on “Investing in the Intelligence Community (IC)” for financial sponsors and strategic investors in New York City on May 16. Event speakers provided market and investment insights for operating within the Intelligence Community and discussed key transactional lessons.
Among many parties interested in the cyber(1) market, investors are pushing their way to the top of the list. Venture capital (“VC”) firms, in particular, appear enthusiastic about growth prospects.
The month of April included several notable cybersecurity and Big Data headlines, as well as numerous M&A and venture capital (“VC”) transactions. The Associated Press’ Twitter account was hacked by the “Syrian Electronic Army,” which released erroneous tweets about a bombing at the White House, sending the stock market into a brief panic before rebounding.
The month of March saw significant cybersecurity, Big Data, and Cloud news headlines, in addition to several venture capital (“VC”) fundings and M&A transactions.
February was a strong month for venture capital (“VC”) funding activity and cyber headlines, while M&A transaction activity remained light for the second month in a row. On February 12, President Obama signed an Executive Order that established a public-private cyber threat information-sharing regime, and voluntary set of cybersecurity standards for the private sector.
January was an active month both for cyber market and venture capital (“VC”) funding activity, while M&A experienced a slower start in the new year. On the industry side, experts uncovered one of the largest and most pervasive cyberattacks ever launched, called “Red October.”
December was a strong month for venture capital activity, while M&A transactions were prominent among IT Security and Big Data companies.