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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.
In a recent announcement, security software company McAfee; It was bought by an investor group for $14 billion.
After John McAfee, the founder of the company, which was founded in 1987 and became famous for computer antivirus software, left the company in 1994, McAfee was acquired by Intel in 2010 for $ 7.68 billion. In 2014, Intel announced that it was deprecating the McAfee brand name for its security software, and the company announced that it had rebranded it as “Intel Security”.
McAfee, which made a sharp return to the stock market publicly last October, said in a statement that it would continue as an “all-consumer cybersecurity” company after selling its Enterprise business to private equity firm Symphony Technology Group for $4 billion in July.
The company announced on Monday; Advent International Corp. stated that it is expected to reach an agreement in the first half of 2022 on the sale to an investor group, including Permira Advisers and Crosspoint Capital Partners.
John McAfee, the founder of the company, led a troubled life after leaving McAfee; He had fled to Guatemala while trying to be questioned by authorities in connection with the murder of a neighbor in 2012.
In March, McAfee was accused of fraud over a cryptocurrency scheme where he persuaded Twitter followers to invest in certain cryptocurrencies and then sold their holdings when prices rose. Shortly after Spain approved his extradition to the United States to face tax fraud charges, McAfee was found dead in a prison cell in Barcelona in June.