As the cybersecurity industry keeps growing, consolidation in the sector continues at a steady pace, as demonstrated by 2018 acquisition activity. The number of deals dipped slightly from 2017, but the size increased substantially with the mean capital invested per transaction up nearly 25% to $77 million. Total capital invested grew to nearly $50 billion, and industry activity has experienced steady growth since 2012. Note that the massive $67 billion acquisition of EMC by Dell skews the 2016 data. Capital invested in Cybersecurity deals has grown 13x since 2005, and active interest is expected to continue as the complexity of cyber attacks increases and the market remains underserved. Despite a growing awareness of the risks posed by having lax cyber security, 68% of American businesses, and small businesses in particular, have no coverage in case of a breach.
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