FireEye soars on Blackstone investment

4:02 PM November 20, 2020

FireEye (FEYE.US), a cybersecurity company, announced that Blackstone and ClearSky jointly took a $400 million stake in the firm. Moreover, FireEye said that it acquired Respond Software, a cyber-security investigation firm in a cash-and-stock deal. The transaction is worth $186 million and the deal closed on Wednesday. It is FireEye’s second acquisition this year.

The strategic investment of both Blackstone and ClearSky is said “to support strategic growth initiatives…as well as increased investment to accelerate the growth of the company’s cloud, platform and managed services portfolio.” FireEye has already confirmed that it is using proceeds from the investment to help finance the Respond acquisition.

FireEye stock opened with a huge bullish gap today and tested local highs near $15.96. Price pulled back later, but gains still exceed 5% at press time. In case market bulls regain control again and manage to break above mentioned local highs, attention might shift towards pre-pandemic highs at $18.32. On the other hand, an upward trenline might serve as a support level should the current trend continue. Source: xStation5

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