Vector Capital's Plan for Maximizing Malwarebytes
Vector Capital Management LP recent investment in cybersecurity company Malwarebytes Inc. meets an important criteria for the sponsor.
“Our best investments have been ones where we partner with leaders who have a deep, emotional commitment to the business, whether it's management teams that would like to see the company do better but need help or whether it's founders who need operational assistance,” Vector Capital Managing Director David L. Fishman told The Deal in an interview about the investment and the technology sponsor's decades-long approach to cybersecurity.
Vector Capital to Invest $100 Million in Malwarebytes to Accelerate Growth of Consumer and Corporate Cybersecurity Businesses
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vector Capital, a leading private equity firm specializing in transformational investments in established technology businesses, today announced it will make a strategic $100 million minority investment in Malwarebytes, a global leader in real-time cyberprotection. As part of the transaction, Vector Capital Managing Directors Sandy Gill and Dave Fishman will join the company’s Board of Directors.
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IPValue Acquires a Major Patent Portfolio from Intel
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IPValue Management, Inc. announced that the IPValue Management Group (“IPValue”) and Intel Corporation (“Intel”) have entered into a set of agreements that extend IPValue’s licensing arrangement with Intel and bring another great patent portfolio under IPValue’s management.
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Alvaria Completes Acquisition of Cicero Inc, Intelligent Analytics Platform
Westford, MA - Today, Alvaria, the world leader in enterprise-scale customer experience and workforce engagement management, announced the completion of the acquisition of the Intelligent Analytics Platform from Cicero Inc. The talented Cicero team, focused on further advancing their solutions for the contact center industry, will join Alvaria in connection with the acquisition. The addition of this capability will accelerate how customers understand consumer and employee behavior to build better workflows with a simpler approach to complex problems with attended robotic process automation (RPA) and desktop analytics.
Vector Capital Acquires Majority Ownership of WatchGuard Technologies
SEATTLE, July 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader in network security and intelligence, advanced endpoint protection, multi-factor authentication (MFA), and secure Wi- Fi, today announced that Vector Capital, a leading private equity firm specializing in transformational investments in technology businesses, closed the deal to acquire interests previously owned by other co-investors. Under the new agreement, Vector Capital becomes the majority owner of WatchGuard and IPW, a European fund focused on investments in software companies and a previous investor in WatchGuard, retains its interest in the company.
Vector Capital to Acquire Majority Ownership of WatchGuard Technologies
SEATTLE, April 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader in network security and intelligence, advanced endpoint protection, multi-factor authentication (MFA), and secure Wi-Fi, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Vector Capital to make a large new equity investment in the business, acquire interests previously owned by Francisco Partners and other co-investors, and become the company’s majority shareholder. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Credit Industry Veteran Joe Reid Joins Vector Credit as Head of Marketing and Investor Relations
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vector Credit, the credit strategy of Vector Capital focused on opportunistic and event-driven investments in telecom, media and technology (TMT) businesses, today announced Joe Reid has joined the firm as Managing Director and Head of Marketing and Investor Relations. Mr. Reid is a seasoned industry executive who was most recently a Managing Director in Marketing and Investor Relations at Monroe Capital LLC. In this role, Mr. Reid will be responsible for overseeing the firm’s credit marketing and investor relations activities.
MoxiWorks acquires best-in-class lead nurturing platform, ActivePipe
SEATTLE, WA. (Feb 22, 2022) – MoxiWorks, the leading real estate technology platform, announced today the acquisition of ActivePipe, a premier lead nurturing platform for real estate professionals. Founded and headquartered in Australia, ActivePipe operates in four countries supporting more than 2,500 brokerages and more than 40,000 agents. ActivePipe joins MoxiWorks’ sphere-based CRM, MoxiEngage, leading CMA interactive presentation tool, MoxiPresent, as well as its recruiting system, marketing suite, websites platform, and most recently its new back-office solution, MoxiBalance. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.