Avast and NortonLifeLock set for $8 billion antivirus mega-merger

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Combined product portfolio could dwarf rivals
Two of the world's largest cybersecurity firms have confirmed that they are in advanced stages of merger talks.

Both Avast and NortonLifeLock released statements confirming their plans, but added there was no certainty that a deal would be agreed.

According to the Wall Street Journal, which first reported the talks, the merger between the Nasdaq-listed Norton, which is the larger of the two, would value the London-listed Avast at $8 billion.

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