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2016 Global data valuation survey

Investor survey finds post-close M&A valuations cut by data breaches

  • Investor survey finds post-close M&A valuations cut by data breaches
  • Most investors say they would lower post-close valuation if either party had a breach
  • Half of surveyed investors would award higher valuation for companies working with security firms to reduce potential cyber risks

 

The survey results, which reflect the views of 208 buy-side investors and sell-side analysts across the US, UK, Europe, and Asia, offered good news for companies taking steps to address cybersecurity issues.

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