CTM Insights Managing Partner Lou Steinberg in Forbes

Google’s $5.4 Billion Acquisition Of Cybersecurity Firm Mandiant Comes As Tech Leaders Brace For Escalating Digital Threats

Alphabet subsidiary Google has announced it’s buying prominent cybersecurity firm Mandiant in an all-cash transaction that values the business at $5.4 billion. The deal, which is slated to close later this year, sees Google snap up a coveted prize at a time when Russia’s war in Ukraine is fueling widespread concern about rising cyberthreats.

Google’s bid for Mandiant comes a few weeks after rumors that Microsoft, a major rival in security and cloud computing, had been eyeing the business to further strengthen its own security offerings. At $23 a share, Google’s offer represents a 57% premium to Mandiant’s share price when news of Microsoft’s purported interest began spreading in February.

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