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NortonLifeLock expects US, UK, EU, Australia and NZ to look into Avast buyout

By Tono Gil and Nicholas Hirst
  • 11 Aug 2021 06:21
  • 11 Aug 2021 06:21
US-based NortonLifeLock has said that its purchase of European cybersecurity rival Avast for about $8.6 billion could need approval from antitrust regulators in the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Spain, and conceivably even at the European Commission, according to a US securities filing yesterday.

Separately, NortonLifeLock also said that the

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Tono Gil

Regulatory Reporter


Tono is a competition reporter for MLex in Brussels. Prior to joining MLex, he worked as a trainee in the European Parliament and as a correspondent in Valencia and Buenos Aires for the Spanish news agency EFE. Tono holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Valencia and a master in Transmedia Journalism.

Nicholas Hirst

Chief Correspondent


Nicholas covers EU merger review and antitrust investigations for Mlex in Brussels. He previously wrote about EU affairs for Politico Europe, European Voice and PaRR. After earning an LLM in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges, he spent a year working in the competition practice of a leading competition law firm in Brussels 2009-10. He graduated in modern European languages from Oxford University in 2006.

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