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Case Study: Sale of Tripwire to Belden

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Transaction Summary
Belden Inc., a global provider of wire and cable products for industrial automation and networked communications, closed its acquisition of Tripwire Inc., a leading provider of security and vulnerability management solutions, for $710M. The acquisition allows Belden to leverage Tripwire’s extensive portfolio to deploy, secure, and monitor the Internet of Things for industrial, enterprise, and critical infrastructure markets.

Overview of Tripwire

Tripwire is a leader in the security and vulnerability management market. The company provides solutions designed to prevent, detect, and respond to threats to over 9,000 customers in financial services, retail, energy, healthcare and pharmasudical, industrial, government, and the media.


Value Add

Full Suite of Strategic Advisory Services: The Chertoff Group acted as a trusted strategic advisor to Tripwire for multiple years, helping to accelerate organic growth, improve product positioning, enhance brand visibility and awareness, develop a partner ecosystem, and build relationships with industry partners such as Belden.

Sole Sell-side M&A Advisor: Chertoff Capital acted as the exclusive advisor to Tripwire and its private equity sponsor Thoma Bravo, in the landmark industrial security transaction that captured a premium strategic valuation for the Seller and created a compelling strategic fit for Tripwire with Belden.

Transaction Summary
Belden Inc., a global provider of wire and cable products for industrial automation and networked communications, closed its acquisition of Tripwire Inc., a leading provider of security and vulnerability management solutions, for $710M. The acquisition allows Belden to leverage Tripwire’s extensive portfolio to deploy, secure, and monitor the Internet of Things for industrial, enterprise, and critical infrastructure markets.

Overview of Tripwire

Tripwire is a leader in the security and vulnerability management market. The company provides solutions designed to prevent, detect, and respond to threats to over 9,000 customers in financial services, retail, energy, healthcare and pharmasudical, industrial, government, and the media.


Value Add

Full Suite of Strategic Advisory Services: The Chertoff Group acted as a trusted strategic advisor to Tripwire for multiple years, helping to accelerate organic growth, improve product positioning, enhance brand visibility and awareness, develop a partner ecosystem, and build relationships with industry partners such as Belden.

Sole Sell-side M&A Advisor: Chertoff Capital acted as the exclusive advisor to Tripwire and its private equity sponsor Thoma Bravo, in the landmark industrial security transaction that captured a premium strategic valuation for the Seller and created a compelling strategic fit for Tripwire with Belden.

Transaction Summary
Belden Inc., a global provider of wire and cable products for industrial automation and networked communications, closed its acquisition of Tripwire Inc., a leading provider of security and vulnerability management solutions, for $710M. The acquisition allows Belden to leverage Tripwire’s extensive portfolio to deploy, secure, and monitor the Internet of Things for industrial, enterprise, and critical infrastructure markets.

Overview of Tripwire

Tripwire is a leader in the security and vulnerability management market. The company provides solutions designed to prevent, detect, and respond to threats to over 9,000 customers in financial services, retail, energy, healthcare and pharmasudical, industrial, government, and the media.


Value Add

Full Suite of Strategic Advisory Services: The Chertoff Group acted as a trusted strategic advisor to Tripwire for multiple years, helping to accelerate organic growth, improve product positioning, enhance brand visibility and awareness, develop a partner ecosystem, and build relationships with industry partners such as Belden.

Sole Sell-side M&A Advisor: Chertoff Capital acted as the exclusive advisor to Tripwire and its private equity sponsor Thoma Bravo, in the landmark industrial security transaction that captured a premium strategic valuation for the Seller and created a compelling strategic fit for Tripwire with Belden.

Case Study: Sale of i_SW

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Transaction Summary
ECS Federal Inc. signed an agreement to acquire i_SW Corp. for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition combines i_SW’s high-end capabilities in mission-critical Defense and Intelligence community programs with ECS Federal’s management and technical solutions platform.

Overview of i_SW
i_SW provides high-end design, development, integration and deployment services to mission-critical customers in the National Security community. i_SW specializes in the rapid fielding of advanced software and prototype applications into an operational environment, with domain expertise in cloud engineering and data analytics. i_SW’s core capabilities include the development of robust, secure network enclaves for non-classified, cross-agency and coalition collaboration and communication as well as the design and development of cloud-based systems for cross-domain open source harvesting, large-scale correlation analytics and data enrichment.

Value Add
Due to our unique understanding of the National Security and Intelligence Community space, Chertoff Capital targeted a key strategic buyer that preempted the process. We executed an accelerated sale process that provided i_SW with compelling value, and a very complimentary cultural fit.

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