Symphony Technology Acquiring RSA from Dell in USD 2 Billion Deal

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A consortium led by Symphony Technology Group (STG), Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board (Ontario Teachers’) and AlpInvest Partners (AlpInvest) has entered into a definitive agreement with Dell Technologies to acquire RSA in an all-cash transaction for $2.075 billion, subject to certain adjustments.

The transaction, which includes the purchase of RSA Archer, RSA NetWitness Platform, RSA SecurID, RSA Fraud and Risk Intelligence and RSA Conference, is expected to close in the next six to nine months. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

RSA provides risk, security and fraud teams with the ability to holistically manage digital risk, including threat detection and response, identity and access management, integrated risk management and omnichannel fraud prevention.

Today, more than 12,500 customers rely on RSA to enable their digital transformation, address increasingly advanced cyber threats and adapt to more complex digital regulations. RSA Conference is the world’s largest security conference where leading experts gather to discuss the most important cybersecurity trends, challenges, solutions and innovations.

“As one of the world’s elite security brands, RSA represents a great opportunity for solving some of the rapidly developing customer challenges that go along with digital transformation,” said William Chisholm, Managing Partner at Symphony Technology Group. “We are excited and fully committed to maximizing the power of RSA’s talent, expertise and tremendous growth potential and continuing RSA’s strategy to serve customers with a holistic approach to managing their digital risk.”

“This is the right long-term strategy for Dell, RSA and our collective customers and partners,” said Jeff Clarke, Chief Operating Officer and Vice Chairman, Dell Technologies. “The transaction will further simplify our business and product portfolio. It also allows Dell Technologies to focus on our strategy to build automated and intelligent security into infrastructure, platforms and devices to keep data safe, protected and resilient.”

The transaction is subject to customary conditions. Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC is acting as exclusive financial advisor to Dell Technologies. Hogan Lovells is acting as legal advisor to Dell Technologies.

UBS Investment Bank and Jefferies LLC are acting as financial advisors to STG and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP is acting as legal advisor. UBS Investment Bank and Jefferies Finance LLC are providing financing for the acquisition.

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