California equity firm Thoma Bravo to acquire LogRhythm major interest

Friday June 1, 2018 0 comments Tags: Boulder, LogRhythm, Thoma Bravo, Andy Grolnick, Chris Petersen, Phil Villella, Seth Boro

BOULDER -- Thoma Bravo, a leading private equity investment firm based in San Francisco, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire a majority interest in LogRhythm, a leader in next-generation Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions.LogrhtyhmlogoUSEFINAL

This investment validates LogRhythm’s significant history of market leadership and innovation, and is expected to support LogRhythm’s future operational and product development plans.

The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2018, subject to usual and customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“LogRhythm believes it has found an ideal partner in Thoma Bravo,” said Andy Grolnick, LogRhythm chairman, president and CEO.

“As we seek to take LogRhythm to the next level and extend our position as the market’s preeminent NextGen SIEM vendor, we feel Thoma Bravo’s cybersecurity domain expertise and track record of helping companies drive growth and innovation will make this a powerful and productive relationship. We believe this is an exciting strategic step forward for our company.”

LogRhythm is a pioneer of next-generation SIEM, providing over 2,500 enterprise customers around the world the most complete platform for end-to-end threat lifecycle management.

LogRhythm’s NextGen SIEM Platform has won many accolades, including being positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s SIEM Magic Quadrant for six consecutive years.

“Since 2003, LogRhythm has proven its innovation and leadership in the application of automation, analytics and artificial intelligence to solve customers’ advanced threat detection and threat lifecycle management challenges, and achieve security operations workflow efficiency,” said Chris Petersen, LogRhythm CTO, chief product officer and co-founder.

“We look forward to working closely with Thoma Bravo to continue our customer-centric approach to innovation, enabling enterprises across the globe to protect themselves from damaging cyberthreats.”

“Thoma Bravo has long admired the work of Andy, Chris, Phil Villella and the entire LogRhythm team,” said Seth Boro, a managing partner at Thoma Bravo.

“The company’s impressive track record of growth shows the continued demand for LogRhythm’s differentiated offerings. With Thoma Bravo’s investment, we look to further accelerate product innovation and drive continued customer success.”

Kirkland & Ellis is serving as Thoma Bravo’s legal advisor. Morgan Stanley and Cooley LLP are serving as LogRhythm’s exclusive financial advisor and legal advisor, respectively.