Thoma Bravo Makes Offer to Acquire Sophos

Sophos Press Release

OXFORD, U.K. – Oct. 14, 2019 – Sophos, a global leader in cloud-enabled next-generation cybersecurity, today announced that Thoma Bravo, a US-based private equity firm, has made an offer to acquire Sophos (LSE: SOPHOS) for $7.40 USD per share, representing an enterprise value of approximately $3.9 billion. The board of directors of Sophos have stated their intention to unanimously recommend the offer to the company’s shareholders.

Thoma Bravo is a leading private equity firm focused on the software and technology enabled services sector with more than $35 billion in investor commitments. With a 40-year history, Thoma Bravo has acquired more than 200 software and technology companies representing more than $50 billion of value. Thoma Bravo is one of the most active and experienced private equity firms investing in software and technology companies, and cybersecurity in particular. Thoma Bravo is known for working with a company’s management team to implement best practices, invest in growth initiatives, drive innovation, and deliver superior operating results.

“Today marks an exciting milestone in the ongoing journey of Sophos,” said Kris Hagerman, CEO, Sophos. “Sophos is actively driving the transition in next-generation cybersecurity solutions, leveraging advanced capabilities in cloud, machine learning, APIs, automation, managed threat response, and more. We continue to execute a highly-effective and differentiated strategy, and we see this offer as a compelling validation of Sophos, its position in the industry and its progress.”

Further information is available at https://investors.sophos.com/.

Acerca de Sophos

Sophos es líder mundial en ciberseguridad next-gen y protege a más de 500 000 empresas y millones de consumidores de más de 150 países frente a las ciberamenazas más avanzadas de hoy día. Con el respaldo de la información sobre amenazas, la IA y el Machine Learning de SophosLabs y SophosAI, Sophos ofrece una amplia cartera de productos y servicios avanzados para proteger a usuarios, redes y endpoints contra el ransomware, malware, exploits, phishing y otros muchos tipos de ciberataques. Sophos dispone de una única consola integrada de administración basada en la nube, Sophos Central, el eje central de un ecosistema de ciberseguridad adaptativa con un lago de datos centralizado que se sirve de un completo conjunto de API abiertas disponibles para clientes, partners, desarrolladores y otros proveedores de soluciones de ciberseguridad. Sophos vende sus productos y servicios a través de partners distribuidores y proveedores de servicios administrados (MSP) de todo el mundo. Sophos tiene su sede en Oxford, Reino Unido. Encontrará más información en es.sophos.com.