TITLE

Vector Snaps Up Aladdin for $160M

AUTHOR(S)
Schachter, Ken
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Red Herring;1/12/2009, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that private equity firm Vector Capital has agreed to pay $160 million for hardware authentication firm Aladdin Knowledge Systems in a bid to augment its computer security portfolio. Kfar Saba, Israel-based Aladdin's shares rose to $1.39 or 14.5% on January 5, 2009. According to analyst Daniel Ives of Friedma, Billings, Ramsey & Co., the plan to combine Aladdin's authentication token technology with that of Vector's portfolio company, computer security firm SafeNet would result into in a more efficient combined entity.
ACCESSION #
36602886

 

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