Thoma Bravo to Acquire Darktrace for $5.3 billion

Thoma Bravo announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire leading cybersecurity company Darktrace for approximately $5,315 million. The investment company Thoma Bravo recognises Darktrace as a pioneer in using self-learning artificial intelligence to neutralise cyber threats and automate responses to cyber incidents, leveraging its long-standing research and development expertise.

Rather than study historic attacks, Darktrace’s technology continuously learns and updates its knowledge of an organisation’s business data and applies that understanding to help transform security operations to a state of proactive cyber resilience. As a result, Darktrace has become a leader in cybersecurity artificial intelligence now providing a full lifecycle approach to cybersecurity enabling its 9,400 customers to identify, stop and respond to all known and unknown threats, across all aspects of an organisation’s cybersecurity tools.

Andrew Almeida, A Partner at Thoma Bravo, said: “Darktrace is at the very cutting edge of cybersecurity technology, and we have long been admirers of its platform and capability in artificial intelligence. The pace of innovation in cybersecurity is accelerating in response to cyber threats that are simultaneously complex, global and sophisticated. Darktrace is driven by a culture of innovation and we are excited by the opportunity to work alongside Darktrace’s team and accelerate its development into a scaled, global leader, further strengthening its capability and offer to customers. Thoma Bravo has been investing exclusively in software for over twenty years and we will bring to bear the full range of our platform, operational expertise and deep experience of cybersecurity in supporting Darktrace’s growth.”