Security firm located in Prague Avast Software has bought Dutch rival AVG Technologies for 1.3 billion dollars in cash. A huge amount that acquire their greatest competition. It has paid $ 25 per share, representing 33% more than the current value it had AVG.
With this union they aim to create a global leader in antivirus and Avast is that only already has 160 million mobile users worldwide. They purchase already tried in 2012. The union of these two giants will create a security firm with 400 million users.
Avast AVG purchase, leading antivirus
Avast and AVG are well known in Android as they have two of the most downloaded antivirus for your operating system. One may be for or against these applications, but the fact is that millions of users use them.
The aim is to grow in new markets and enhance security in sectors such as the Internet of Things, new focus of security companies like Avast and AVG, now coordinate their efforts.
We do not know how it will affect their Android applications although it is safer to stay separately to keep all those downloads. Here you link up your main Google Play apps but have a good repertoire each.