Kaseya closes $6.2 billion Datto deal, vows to cut prices

Posted: Thu, 06/23/2022 - 3:30pm

Kaseya, a maker of IT service and security management software, announced Thursday that it had finalized its $6.2 billion acquisition of cybersecurity company Datto, promising tight integration between the two companies' products and lower pricing for customers.

The deal's closure marks the third high-profile acquisition for Kaseya in the past 18 months, as the company acquired security threat response company Infocyte in January, and threat detection company BitDam in March 2021. A total of 12 acquisitions have been completed by Kaseya under CEO Fred Voccola.

The company's public messaging about the Datto deal emphasized impending price cuts—an average of 10% across the board, according to Kaseya. Some products are expected to remain at the same price point, while others will drop significantly more, Kaseya said. Datto will continue to operate as an independent brand, Kaseya added.

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