Thales to acquire Cyber security product firm Imperva
Thales, a well-known French multinational company, recently announced its acquisition of Imperva from Thomas Bravo, who had purchased Imperva in 2019. Thales operates in several sectors, including Aerospace, Space, Defense, Security, and Transportation. This strategic move is expected to bolster Thales’ cybersecurity business significantly. Imperva has taken the initiative of sending email notifications to its existing and prospective customers, informing them about the recent deal with Thales. In the communication, Imperva’s leadership team expressed their enthusiasm in announcing that Thales has entered into a definitive agreement with Thoma Bravo to acquire Imperva. The transaction is anticipated to be finalized at the start of 2024, at which point Thales will officially take over the Imperva brand, products, services, and personnel.
Patrice Caine, the Chairman and CEO of Thales, expressed his excitement about the acquisition, calling it a crucial milestone in their cybersecurity strategy. He believes that acquiring Imperva presents a unique opportunity to accelerate their cybersecurity capabilities and take a major step towards becoming a global leader in the industry. Thales aims to provide a comprehensive range of cybersecurity products and services and deeply admires Imperva’s innovative application and data security offerings. The companies share a similar vision and culture, and Caine looks forward to a fruitful collaboration that will help customers tackle their digital security challenges effectively.
Pam Murphy, CEO of Imperva, also shared her enthusiasm about the development. She sees the acquisition as an exciting new chapter for Imperva, which will enable them to enhance their mission of protecting organizations’ data and pathways. The partnership with Thales is expected to bring greater product innovation and efficiency, providing solutions to simplify the security challenges faced by organizations today, such as safeguarding digital identities, applications, APIs, and data across different environments and industries.