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Security Software Company McAfee Sold for $14 Billion

McAfee, one of the most famous security software companies, was sold for a record price. The acquisition of the company, which was acquired by an investor group, is expected to be completed in the first half of 2022.

Security software company with a newcomer statement McAfee; It was bought by an investor group for $14 billion.

Founded in 1987 and famous for computer antivirus software, he is the founder of the company. John McAfeeAfter McAfee left the company in 1994, for $7.68 billion. Intel It was bought by in 2010. In 2014, Intel announced that it was deprecating the McAfee brand name for its security software, and the company had rebranded it as “Intel Security”.

The deal is expected to be concluded in the first half of 2022.

McAfee

It made a sharp blow to the stock market in public last October. return McAfee said in a statement, after selling its Enterprise business to private equity firm Symphony Technology Group for $4 billion in July. “all-consumer cybersecurity” stated that it will continue as a company.

The company announced on Monday; Advent International Corp., Permira Advisers and Crosspoint Capital PartnersHe stated that it is expected to reach an agreement in the first half of 2022 on the sale to the investor group, including

John McAfee passed away last June.

John McAfee

Founder of the company and after leaving McAfee a troubled life running John McAfee; He had fled to Guatemala while trying to be questioned by authorities in connection with the murder of a neighbor in 2012.

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https://www.theverge.com/2021/11/8/22769910/mcafee-private-investor-group-acquisition-software