Davis Polk Advises CrowdStrike on Its Acquisition of Preempt Security, Inc.
9/24/2020

Davis Polk is advising CrowdStrike Holdings, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Preempt Security, Inc., a leading provider of Zero Trust and conditional access technology for real-time access control and threat prevention. The transaction is valued at $96 million, and is subject to customary closing conditions.

CrowdStrike provides cloud-delivered endpoint and workload protection. Leveraging artificial intelligence, the CrowdStrike Falcon platform protects customers against cyberattacks on endpoints and workloads on or off the network by offering visibility and protection across the enterprise. The addition of Preempt’s technology to the CrowdStrike Falcon platform will help customers achieve end-to-end visibility and enforcement on identity data.

The Davis Polk corporate team includes partners Alan F. Denenberg and Emily Roberts and associates Daniel Reichert and Ganiatu Afolabi. Partner Veronica M. Wissel and associate Travis Triano are providing executive compensation advice. Partner William A. Curran and associate Aliza Slansky are providing tax advice. The intellectual property and technology transactions team includes counsel Matthew J. Bacal and associate Yifu Chen. Members of the Davis Polk team are based in the Northern California and New York offices.