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ExpressVPN to join Kape in largest deal ever in VPN industry


Kape Technologies and ExpressVPN have agreed to join forces in a $936-million acquisition. The figure makes it the largest deal on record in the VPN industry and one of the largest in the consumer privacy space in the past decade. If there was ever any doubt left that VPNs have become mainstream, this just erased it.

ExpressVPN will continue to operate as an independent service (currently our editor’s choice), with its existing team and leadership. It joins CyberGhost, Private Internet Access (PIA), and ZenMate, which have also been run as separate brands under the Kape umbrella. Cumulatively, the services have over 6 million paying subscribers, based on latest numbers.

With a deal this size, the companies appear to have their eyes set on something by joining forces. In a veiled allusion to future plans, ExpressVPN co-founder Dan Pomerantz said in a press release, “With access to greater capital and ...


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