Thoma Bravo, a leading software investment firm, today announced the completion of its strategic investment in Intel 471, the premier provider of cyber threat intelligence for leading enterprises and governments.
“We are excited to officially embark on this partnership with Thoma Bravo,” said Mark Arena, CEO of Intel 471. “As cybersecurity continues to be front of mind for customers, we are looking forward to working with Thoma Bravo’s experienced team in continuing to expand our product offering and bolstering innovation across our company.”
“Intel 471 TITAN platform offers real-time insights and information on threat actors to intelligence professionals working around the globe, making our services an essential function of cybersecurity teams everywhere,” said Jason Passwaters, COO of Intel 471. He continued, “Thoma Bravo’s track record in the cybersecurity arena speaks for itself, and we are confident that their industry knowledge and operational capabilities will further support our mission and allow us to drive sustained, long-term growth.”
“As cybersecurity becomes a greater concern for companies everywhere, and threat actors become more sophisticated, Intel 471 has proved itself a leader in the space, utilizing its customer focused business model and team of cybersecurity experts to provide essential intelligence and monitoring on threat actors,” said Adam Solomon, a Principal at Thoma Bravo.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Mark Arena, Jason Passwaters and the Intel 471 team to support their impressive growth trajectory and continue to facilitate the essential services they provide to existing and future customers,” added Annie Wei, a Vice President at Thoma Bravo.
Debt financing for the transaction was provided by Antares Capital. Kirkland & Ellis served as legal counsel to Thoma Bravo. Cowen served as financial advisor to Intel 471 and Reed Smith served as legal counsel.