Market-leading cybersecurity software provider SiteLock has been sold to Sectigo

SiteLock is a worldwide cybersecurity software market leader, offering website security to enterprises and small and medium-sized businesses. SiteLock’s software suite includes vulnerability scanning and repair, firewall and content acceleration, payment card industry compliance and virtual private network for over 16 million websites. SiteLock employs approximately 110 employees worldwide and is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, with operating offices in Jacksonville, Florida, and the Netherlands.

Roger Knight, Managing Director of Lincoln’s Technology, Media & Telecom Group, commented, “We are excited to have represented Abry Partners and SiteLock on this strategic transaction. Leading cybersecurity software providers such as SiteLock continue to attract strong strategic interest as businesses now face more frequent and complex website attacks. We look forward to the combined success of Sectigo and SiteLock under GI Partners’ ownership.”

Lincoln acted as the exclusive financial advisor to SiteLock in its sale, working closely with management and providing mergers and acquisitions and industry expertise to evaluate both buy-side and sell-side alternatives. Terms of the transaction were not publicly disclosed.

About SiteLock

Founded in 2008, SiteLock is a leader in comprehensive cybersecurity solutions for organizations. Its cloud-based, enterprise-grade technologies and deep expertise give organizations of any size access to the same security capabilities the biggest companies use to protect their data, ensure secure communications and defend their websites. SiteLock offers effective, affordable and accessible solutions to automatically detect and fix threats, prevent future cyberattacks, enable unrestricted and safe communications and meet compliance standards.

Abry Partners SiteLock Sectigo GI Partners 2021
  • 2021
    Close Year
  • Technology, Media & Telecom
  • Private Equity
    Client Type
  • Strategic | Domestic
    Transaction Type
  • USA
It was a pleasure working with Lincoln as a trusted advisor to explore both buy-side and sell-side alternatives for SiteLock. Lincoln’s industry expertise and thoughtful strategic advice were instrumental in generating this great outcome.
Brian St. Jean
Partner at Abry Partners

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