NortonLifeLock and Avast reveal merger talks

NortonLifeLock announced it is in advanced discussions with the board of Avast regarding a possible combination of NortonLifeLock and Avast.
NortonLifeLock security solutionsAvast makes free and premium security software for desktop and mobile devices under the Avast and AVG brands. It has a market capitalization of 5.20 billion pounds ($7.21 billion), according to Refinitiv data.

The deal would help Tempe, Arizona-based NortonLifeLock, which primarily deals with consumer cyber safety, expand its focus to consumer software.

NortonLifeLock was previously known as Symantec Corp, before it sold its enterprise-security business to Broadcom in 2019. It currently sells Norton antivirus software and LifeLock identity-theft-protection products for home and work use.

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