Cyber attacks are prompting a boost in cybersecurity M&A, figures from Hampleton Partners reveal – City A.M.

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Both strategic buyers and private equity firms are showing a renewed interest in cybersecurity acquisitions, new figures from technology-focused merger and acquisition (M&A) advisor Hampleton Partners reveal.

After 2010, following the period when software-based cybersecurity systems were being hoovered up in massive deals such as Intel’s $7.68bn takeover of McAfee, the value of deals done dropped off a cliff to $3.6bn in 2011 from $14bn in 2010.

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