Market expansion and consolidation can have big implications for security companies as well as their customers. When handled well, they can drive efficiency and improve services. When handled badly, they can result in financial losses or even widespread discontent.

This new category recognizes a unique and creative approach by an investment banking firm or professional to a merger, acquisition, or initial public offering of a cybersecurity company, which closed during calendar year 2021. While still early, these transactions demonstrate signs of notable support for company strategies and further enhance capabilities.

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