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Thales buys security company Imperva for 3.3 billion euros

Thales buys security company Imperva for 3.3 billion euros

Thales is acquiring U.S. security company Imperva for 3.3 billion euros ($3.6 billion). With this, the French tech group aims to become one of the largest players in the civilian cybersecurity market.

The acquisition of Imperva is Thales’ largest purchase since acquiring Gemalto (4.8 billion euros) in 2019. Thales is acquiring Imperva from investment company Thoma Bravo. The acquisition will be financed in cash and new debt. Subject to various approvals, the deal should be completed in 2024.

New security capabilities

According to the French tech group, the acquisition offers new opportunities in cybersecurity and especially for the civilian market. This marks a new step in Thales’ strategy to become a global player in the field of integrated cybersecurity solutions and to offer a diverse pallet of products and services for this purpose.

Increase in scale for Imperva

Imperva is also pleased with the acquisition by Thales. It should enable the company to offer better products for protecting data, digital identities, applications and APIs and to develop better strategies for this purpose that deliver value.

Moreover, Imperva’s partners will also benefit from the economies of scale.

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