Cyber security company Appthority raises $10 mln

By Alastair Goldfisher — 4 weeks ago

San Francisco-based Appthority, a provider of mobile enterprise security services, announced it has raised $10 million in Series B funding from existing investors U.S. Venture Partners and Venrock, as well as new investors Blue Coat Systems and Knollwood Investment Advisory. The company previously raised $6.25 million in a Series A round in 2012.

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Bain Capital completes Blue Coat acquisition

By Iris Dorbian — 9 months ago

Bain Capital has closed its previously announced buy of cybersecurity company Blue Coat Systems Inc for about $2.4 billion in cash. The seller was Thoma Bravo LLCGoldman Sachs provided financial advice to Blue Coat on the transaction while Jefferies LLC did likewise for Bain Capital.

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Blue Coat Names Murphy President, COO

By Luisa Beltran — 4 years ago

David Murphy was named the president and COO of Blue Coat Systems. He will report directly to Greg Clark, Blue Coat’s CEO. Blue Coat, which provides Web security and WAN optimization services, is a Thoma Bravo portfolio company. PRESS RELEASE Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a leading provider of Web security and WAN optimization solutions, today […]

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Thoma Bravo Completes $1.3 Bln Buy of Blue Coat Systems

By Luisa Beltran — 4 years ago

Thoma Bravo has closed its buy of Blue Coat Systems. A Thoma Bravo-led investor group paid $25.81 a share cash, or about $1.3 billion, for the provider of Web security and WAN optimization solutions. The deal was announced in December. Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, through its private investor department, was also an investor. Jefferies provided financing […]

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Thoma Bravo Leads $1.1B Deal to Take Blue Coat Private

By Reuters News — 4 years ago

(Reuters) – Blue Coat Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: BCSI), which makes equipment that secures, monitors and speeds Internet traffic, has agreed to be taken private for $1.1 billion in a deal that throws a lifeline to a company beset by falling sales and a U.S. government probe into use of its products by Syria. An investor […]

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