Exclusive financial advisor to Risk Based Security

KPMG Corporate Finance LLC acted as exclusive financial advisor to Risk Based Security

KPMG Corporate Finance LLC (KPMG CF) is pleased to announce the sale of Risk Based Security, Inc. (Risk Based Security or the Company) to Flashpoint, a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity.

The KPMG CF software team’s knowledge in cybersecurity was a critical factor in driving a highly successful outcome. Our deep understanding of Risk Based Security’s value proposition, differentiated SaaS security offering, market opportunity, and competitive landscape coupled with KPMG CF’s thorough knowledge around the investor landscape and relevant transactions created a highly competitive process resulting in a premium outcome for Risk Based Security shareholders.

About Risk Based Security

Risk Based Security is a leading provider of comprehensive cybersecurity intelligence SaaS, offering unrivaled vulnerability intelligence, data breach intelligence, and risk‑rating solutions, deployable across a diverse set of cybersecurity use cases. Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Risk Based Security’s proprietary data breach and software vulnerability databases have aggregated over 276,000 vulnerabilities and approximately 54,000 breaches from more than 8,000 unique data sources, offering customers not only the most up-to-date threat data but also the most granular, actionable detail available in the market. The Company is the industry’s only intelligence company that feeds aggregated data into cybersecurity intelligence to provide a holistic and asset-centric risk-based security platform.

About Flashpoint

Flashpoint is a leading provider of actionable threat intelligence and intelligence automation SaaS. Flashpoint is a portfolio company of Audax Group, a leading private equity firm headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with over $12 billion of AUM.

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