Leading security analytics company secures investment to fuel growth plans
NEW YORK – February 5, 2016 – Mooreland Partners, the leading independent investment bank providing M&A and private capital advisory services to the global technology industry, today announced that it acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Skybox Security on its investment from Providence Strategic Growth (PSG), the growth equity affiliate of Providence Equity Partners.
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Skybox Security is a global leader in security analytics for vulnerability and threat management and security policy management. Skybox develops powerful software solutions that extract insight from cybersecurity data to give unprecedented visibility of an enterprise’s attack surface. Skybox customers are Global 2000 companies and government agencies, in more than 50 countries and nearly every industry. The company’s products are used by six of the top 10 global banks, 10 global telecommunications firms, five of the world’s largest consumer goods manufacturers and 10 of the largest energy providers globally.
“Skybox’s innovations in advanced analytics and security intelligence have cemented its position as a technology leader in the cybersecurity space,” said Scot Sedlacek, Managing Director, Mooreland Partners.
In four years, Skybox has grown its acquisition rate of new customers by 220 percent and revenue by 221 percent. In 2015, the company increased year-over-year sales by 55 percent, fueled by a 59 percent increase in deals valued more than $100,000 and a 165 percent increase in deals valued more than $500,000.
“With attacks on the rise and the increasing complexity of an enterprise’s attack surface, Skybox is well positioned to address the growing market opportunities emerging within vulnerability management, threat intelligence and security policy management,” continued Sedlacek.
Providence Strategic Growth (PSG) is the growth equity affiliate of Providence Equity Partners, a global private equity firm with $45 billion in assets under management across complementary private equity and credit businesses. Since the firm’s inception in 1989, Providence has invested in more than 150 companies and is the leading equity investment firm focused on the media,communications, education and information industries. Providence is headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island.