MessageLabs may be next takeover target

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Jul 18, 2007

Managed services provider thought ripe for acquisition.

Managed security specialist MessageLabs has been labelled a likely candidate for takeover by one of the industry giants, in a report by market and merger experts at the Financial Times.

In the wake of the acquisition of rival firm Postini by web behemoth Google, MessageLabs has been revealed to have been put forward for the same deal, and is thought to remain an attractive option for takeover by one of the other major players in the security world. McAfee, Trend Micro, IBM and HP have been mentioned as possible buyers, with McAfee thought by some the most likely candidate.

With profits set to rise considerably, market analysts have predicted that MessageLabs may IPO soon if it is not bought out. More analysis from the FT is here.

Posted on 18 July 2007 by Virus Bulletin

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