Two companies that were founded and were predestinated to get fused, were Avast and AVG. Almost 30 years after its foundation, the fate has been met: Avast has thrown an offer to buy AVG for 1300 millions of dollars. The operation will be completed when the authorities of the competence give their approval.
It comes of an important fusion because we are talking about two of the biggest companies of free antivirus software. AVG Antivirus Free Edition and Avast! Free Antivirus 2016, always are shown in the ranking of best free antivirus. In fact, between the two companies, there are more than 400 millions of users, being divided between 250 millions of users of PC/MAC and 160 millions of users of free antivirus for smartphones.
In the press release that announces the acquisition, the Counselor and Delegate of Avast Vicent Steckler, counts with a funny anecdote: While the presentation of the products of Avast amongst a great audience was made, a gentleman got close to him and congrats him for the presentation and confessed that he was interested into ‘know more things about the AVG’s products’.