Deal Diary

Welcome to Acquisition International’s Deal Diary, the place where we showcase exciting deals from across the globe. With each diary entry, we’ll be taking a comprehensive look at the inner workings of the deal in question and will be venturing behind the scenes to take a look at the dedicated professionals involved in ensuring its success.

Here you will discover the most active deal makers and a comprehensive catalogue of the transactions they have been involved with.

Tier 1: The Website - Go live worldwide within 24 hours!

Within 24 hours of booking, we'll upload your deal and company profile - including contact details and links to your homepage - right here on our site, putting you and your firm in front of
40,000 visitors every month!

You will, of course, get a full company bio, including your contact details and fully clickable links direct to your website, and to make sure the people who matter will be able to find every deal you and your firm have been involved in at the click of a button, all of the deals posted on the Deal Diary site are incredibly easy to search by firm name, individual name, sector or region. We even have an automatically updated deal leaderboard (right). 

Tier 2: The Newsletter - Direct to 108,000 subscribers!

Your involvement in the deal will be featured on our weekly Deal Round-Up newsletter,  published via email every Thursday to a global audience of  108,000. Your deal write-up will also include hyperlinked images and logos, taking readers straight to your homepage. That’s a potential 108,000 clicks every month!

Tier 3: The Publication - Sent to 108,000 people in 170 countries!

The deal and your involvement will appear in the Deal Diary section of our monthly magazine, distributed to 108,000 people in 170 countries around the world. This is where you can tell us all about the deal and how you made it happen, providing the perfect opportunity to shout about your firm’s experience, expertise and the great work you’ve been doing.


Tangiers Group Acquires Osprey
April 8, 2015
Equistone Partners acquire Averys
April 8, 2015
Sterling Bancorp Acquires Damian Services Corporation
April 8, 2015
Epic Health Services Completes Acquisition of Loving Care Agency
April 8, 2015
Cressey & Company Invests in Dental Services Group
April 8, 2015
Scapa's Acquisition of First Water
April 8, 2015
Kofax Acquires Aia for USD19.5m
April 8, 2015
Proofpoint to acquire VC-backed Emerging Threats for about $40 Million
April 8, 2015

Proofpoint to Acquire VC-backed Emerging Threats

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Proofpoint will integrate Emerging Threats’ advanced threat intelligence with its existing Targeted Attack Protection and Threat Response security solutions to deliver another significant step forward in advancing the state of the art for advanced threat detection and response, across the complete attack chain.

Emerging Threats uses an automated collection and analysis system, along with a team of expert threat researchers, to produce actionable threat intelligence for detecting, blocking and remediating advanced cyberattacks. The combined technology will provide customers with deeper insight into cyberthreats, enabling them to react faster to inbound cyberattacks, and to identify, block, and disable previously undetected malware already embedded in their organizations.

“Better cyberattack intelligence enables better cybersecurity,” said Gary Steele, CEO at Proofpoint. “Proofpoint’s market-leading advanced threat detection and response products for email and social media security and compliance will be further enhanced by pairing them with Emerging Threats’ deep research and intelligence capabilities. We believe that the combination of Proofpoint and Emerging Threats provides the most timely, actionable end-to-end attack intelligence and protection available in the industry.”

Emerging Threats’ systems gather millions of malware samples and other global threat indicators per day to develop intelligence about advanced cybercriminal malware distribution and command and control (C&C) infrastructure. This system collects, validates, filters and prioritizes malware samples into actionable intelligence; intelligence which provides immediate benefits to a customer’s security infrastructure.

The combination of Emerging Threats’ threat intelligence with Proofpoint’s existing big data platform and threat analytics systems will provide compounded benefits in both detection and response capabilities. The integrated offerings extend Proofpoint’s market-leading capabilities in detecting advanced malware propagated through email and social media messaging systems. The result is a unique, end-to-end view into the entire kill chain of cyberattacks and cyberattackers. This unmatched insight into the attack chain provides improved threat detection and faster, automated incident response and remediation for organizations worldwide.

“Emerging Threats has a proven track record of effectively detecting and responding to today’s advanced cyberattacks,” said Ken Gramley, Emerging Threats chief executive officer, who will become vice president of Emerging Threats for Proofpoint upon consummation of the acquisition. “Our suite of threat intelligence products delivers actionable, correlated threat intelligence necessary to security teams. We’re excited to integrate with Proofpoint’s solutions to bring our industry-leading advanced threat detection and remediation capabilities to an even larger market.”

Emerging Threats’ suite of threat intelligence products is delivered as a subscription-based cloud service. IQRisk Suite includes three products: ETPro Ruleset, IQRisk Rep List and IQRisk Query. ETPro Ruleset provides accurate and complete coverage for malware C&C communications for intrusion detection systems and intrusion protection systems. IQRisk Rep List delivers categorized and scored threat intelligence. In addition, IQRisk Query provides history and supporting observed activity via a web portal or API directly from a central datastore of threat intelligence. Emerging Threats also sponsors, maintains and releases the industry’s leading open source IDS/IPS ruleset, ETOpen Ruleset, used by more than 20,000 organizations worldwide. Proofpoint intends to continue to support and invest in these products and the open source community.

As part of the acquisition, Emerging Threats’ team of renowned threat researchers, software engineers and sales personnel will join Proofpoint’s team, continuing to operate from the Emerging Threats headquarters in Indianapolis. Proofpoint currently expects the transaction to have no material impact on revenue, billings, and non-GAAP profitability for the first quarter and full year 2015.

BTS Group Acquire AVO Vision
April 1, 2015
Nordic Capital Acquires RESMAN
April 1, 2015
Carlyle International Energy Partners acquires Romanian business of Sterling Resources' assets
April 1, 2015
Better Capital's Acquisition of CAV Aerospace
April 1, 2015
Bruno Maisonnier sells stake in Aldebaran Robotics
April 1, 2015
Cambian Group Acquire By the Bridge Group for £36 million
April 1, 2015
Tristan Capital Partners acquires logistics park in Germany for €31 million
April 1, 2015
Blackstone Acquire Office Building in London for $400m
April 1, 2015
Haversham Holdings acquire BCA Marketplace 1.8bn USD
April 1, 2015
Oddfellows Society Takes on £45m of Druids Sheffield Business
March 26, 2015
Kulicke & Soffa Acquisition of Assembléon
March 26, 2015
Banexi Ventures Partners Announce Investment in Netwave for EUR1.2m
March 26, 2015
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