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/.

Informazioni su Sophos

Sophos è leader mondiale nella cybersecurity next-gen e protegge più di 500.000 organizzazioni e milioni di consumatori in oltre 150 paesi, difendendone i sistemi contro le minacce informatiche più avanzate. Sophos sfrutta i dati di intelligence sulle minacce, l’intelligenza artificiale e il machine learning dei SophosLabs e di SophosAI per offrire una vasta gamma di prodotti e servizi avanzati, in grado di proteggere utenti, reti ed endpoint contro ransomware, malware, exploit, phishing e un’enorme varietà di attacchi informatici. Sophos offre una singola console di gestione integrata e basata sul cloud, Sophos Central: l’elemento fondamentale di un ecosistema di sicurezza adattiva che include un Data Lake centralizzato. Il Data Lake a sua volta si avvale di una gamma completa di API aperte che sono disponibili per clienti, partner, sviluppatori e altri vendor di sicurezza. Sophos vende i propri prodotti e servizi attraverso Partner Rivenditori e Managed Service Provider (MSP) in tutto il mondo. La sede centrale di Sophos è situata a Oxford, nel Regno Unito. Ulteriori informazioni sono disponibile alla pagina www.sophos.it.