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/.

À propos de Sophos

En tant que leader mondial en solution de cybersécurité Next-Gen, Sophos protège plus de 500 000 entreprises et des millions d’utilisateurs dans plus de 150 pays, contre les cybermenaces actuelles les plus avancées. Alimenté par les renseignements sur les menaces, l’IA et l’apprentissage automatique des SophosLabs et SophosAI, Sophos propose un large portefeuille de produits et services innovants afin de garantir la sécurité des utilisateurs, des réseaux et des terminaux contre les ransomwares, les malwares, les exploits, le phishing et de nombreuses autres cyberattaques. Sophos fournit une console d’administration unique, intégrée et basée dans le cloud, Sophos Central, qui offre un écosystème de cybersécurité adaptatif comprenant un datalake centralisé qui exploite un vaste ensemble d’API ouvertes à destination des clients, des partenaires, des développeurs et des autres fournisseurs de cybersécurité. Sophos commercialise ses produits et services exclusivement par l’intermédiaire d’un réseau mondial de partenaires et de fournisseurs de services gérés (MSP : Managed Service Provider). Le siège de l’entreprise est basé à Oxford, au Royaume-Uni. Plus d’informations sont disponibles sur sophos.fr.