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Barracuda Snapped up by Private Equity

Thoma Bravo, a private equity firm, has completed its acquisition of Barracuda Networks in an all-cash transaction valued at $1.6 billion.

Barracuda protects the networks, applications and data for more than 150,000 customers worldwide. Barracuda’s security platform helps IT professionals simplify the way they purchase, deploy, manage and protect their workloads and applications across diverse and distributed networks.

“Barracuda is an established global brand that delivers powerful, purpose-built security and data protection solutions that are easy to use and manage,” said BJ Jenkins, chief executive officer of Barracuda. “We are excited to work with Thoma Bravo and remain focused on continuing to expand our industry-leading portfolio that helps customers maximize their IT investments across highly distributed, diverse cloud and hybrid environments.”

“Barracuda’s built a solid product portfolio that addresses many of the most complex problems facing IT professionals today, and we are thrilled to work with the management team to push the company’s leadership position even further,” said Seth Boro, a managing partner at Thoma Bravo. “We’ve been extremely impressed with the depth of the leadership team and engineering expertise across a number of strategic security areas, and are confident that we can help expand and accelerate the business and create even greater value for Barracuda customers and partners worldwide.”

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David Dungay

Editor - Comms Business Magazine