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Carbon Black Revives IPO Plans, Holds Talks With IBM, Microsoft

Cybersecurity software provider Carbon Black is looking to sell or go public.

Carbon Black has revived its plans for an initial public offering—after initially filing in 2016—and aims to complete an IPO in the first half of this year, according to people familiar with the situation. But it also is open to selling and has held talks with IBM, Microsoft and VMware, one of the people said.

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If Carbon Black proceeds with an IPO, it may be one of several cybersecurity companies to go public. Analysts expect Crowdstrike, Tenable Network Security, Cylance and Tanium to go public this year.

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