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Security, privacy-focused SYN Ventures hits $300m Fund II close, less than a year after raising $160m debut fund

SYN Ventures, a VC house focused on security and cybersecurity, national defense, privacy, regulatory compliance and data governance, has closed its second fund on $300m. The post Security, privacy-focused SYN Ventures hits $300m Fund II

Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson back 1Password Series C at $6.8bn valuation

Password management and online security platform 1Password has hit a $6.8bn valuation thanks to a hefty Series C round led by ICONIQ Growth and backed by celebrities including Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey Jr. The

Gemspring Capital kicks off 2022 with Security 101 majority investment

Mid-market US buyout house Gemspring Capital Management has sealed its first deal of 2022 by picking up a majority stake in Security 101, a provider of commercial security system solutions. Security 101 delivers services and products

Andreessen Horowitz invests in airspace security company SkyCafe to accelerate commercial drone use

Venture capital investment giant Andreessen Horowitz has furthered its investments in airspace security and management technology company SkyCafe through the participation in a series B round. The post Andreessen Horowitz invests in airspace security company

API protection startup Noname surges to unicorn status just a year after leaving stealth

API protection business Noname Security has hit a $1bn valuation through a new venture capital-led investment round. The post API protection startup Noname surges to unicorn status just a year after leaving stealth first appeared

Sysdig hits $2.5bn valuation thanks as Permira leads Series G round

Cloud security specialist Sysdig has hit a $2.5bn valuation thanks to a Series G round led by Permira’s growth fund. The post Sysdig hits $2.5bn valuation thanks as Permira leads Series G round first appeared

Permira agrees $5.8bn buyout of email security specialist Mimecast

Global buyout major Permira has agreed a $5.8bn take-private deal for cloud cybersecurity business Mimecast. The post Permira agrees $5.8bn buyout of email security specialist Mimecast first appeared on AltAssets Private Equity News.

Cloud security business Panther Labs hits $1.4bn valuation through big VC-backed Series B

Cloud-scale security analytics business Panther Labs has hit a $1.4bn valuation thanks to a hefty Series B investment round. The post Cloud security business Panther Labs hits $1.4bn valuation through big VC-backed Series B first

Lee Equity takes majority stake in security system business Unlimited Technology

Lee Equity Partners has bought a majority stake in security system specialist Unlimited Technology. The post Lee Equity takes majority stake in security system business Unlimited Technology first appeared on AltAssets Private Equity News.

McAfee to go private again in $14bn PE-led buyout, just a year after IPO

Security software major McAfee is going private again just a year after its IPO thanks to a $14bn buyout deal led by a string of PE firms and institutional investors. The post McAfee to go

Drata hits $1bn valuation thanks to ICONIQ Growth-led Series B round

Drata, a security and compliance automation company, has hit a $1bn valuation through a Series B funding round led by ICONIQ Growth. The post Drata hits $1bn valuation thanks to ICONIQ Growth-led Series B round

Livingbridge aims to tap into $150bn info security, risk market with Semafone investment

UK private equity house Livingbridge has agreed a majority investment in call and contact centre data security and compliance specialist Semafone. The post Livingbridge aims to tap into $150bn info security, risk market with Semafone

Sequoia Capital hacked, warns LPs personal and financial info may have been accessed

Venture capital giant Sequoia Capital has warned investors their personal and financial may have been accessed by hackers after an employee reportedly fell prey to a phishing email.

Sequoia Capital leads $30m Salt Security Series B round

API security company Salt Security has scored $30m in a Series B round led by Sequoia Capital - its second funding round of the year.

BC Partners ups aggressive takeover offer for G4S through Gardaworld to £3.68bn

BC Partners has upped its aggressive takeover offer for UK security business G4S to £3.68bn as its ongoing efforts to buy the company continue.

Main Capital looks to build European IT security major following Pointsharp buyout

European private equity house Main Capital has bought a majority stake in IT identity and access management business Pointsharp with the aim of creating a major Swedish security player.

AE Industrial Partners buys, merges Linkware and Pangiam to create travel, security tech business

Buyout house AE Industrial Partners has bought and merged Linkware and Pangiam to create a new travel solutions tech platform.

Amadeus Capital Partners leads investment in visual data security, privacy specialist Pimloc

Amadeus Capital Partners has led a £1.4m seed financing round for visual data security and privacy business Pimloc.

Bain Capital Ventures among Series B backers for open source management business FOSSA

Open source management company FOSSA has closed its Series B round on $23.2m to support the release of its Security Management service. The capital was supplied by Bain Capital Ventures, Canvas Ventures and Costanoa Ventures.

Continuous online security assessment startup Cyberpion gets $8.25m venture capital-led investment

Security platform Cyberpion has closed a venture capital-led seed round on $8.25m to help it increase its sales and marketing efforts.

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