Security software and services company Sophos was delisted last October when it was acquired by the San Francisco-based private equity fund Thoma Bravo for $3.9bn (£3bn). The Oxfordshire firm protects more than 435,000 enterprises in 150-plus countries from cyber-threats. It has helped customers, including government and healthcare organisations, to secure their remote operations and defend against cyber-scams during the pandemic. Chief executive Kris Hagerman, 56, oversaw profits of £48m in 2020 on sales of £649.5m, while expanding free access to help protect remote workers.
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