Avast - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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Avast M&A Summary

Avast has acquired 8 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. It has also divested 1 asset.

Avast’s largest acquisition to date was in 2016, when it acquired AVG Technologies N.V. for $1.3B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2021, when it sold Avast - Family Safety Mobile Business to Smith Micro Software for $66M. Avast has acquired in 2 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (50%) and software (38%).

Avast Business Overview

Where is Avast headquartered?

Avast is headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic.

What is Avast’s revenue?

Avast disclosed revenue of 893M USD for 2020 and 871M USD for 2019.

What sector is Avast in?

Avast is a software company.

When was Avast founded?

Avast was founded in 1988.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity9
    • M&A Buy Activity8
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 1
  • M&A Advisors 4

Avast

Avast Software s.r.o.

1737/1A Pikrtova,
Prague, 140 00
Czech Republic,
+420 2 7400 5777
www.avast.com

Avast develops avast! Free Antivirus, a free full-featured computer security application that protects more than 150 million registered users around the world from online threats. The company’s products are distributed globally through a unique ‘freemium’ business model. Avast was formed in1988 and is based in Prague, Czech Republic.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 6 - 1 1 - - 8
vol $1.3B $1.3B
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - 1 - - - 1
vol $66M $66M
  9

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
SecureKey Technologies 2022-03-24 - Add-on Acquisition
Toronto, Ontario · www.securekey.com
Evernym, Inc. 2021-12-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Seattle, Washington · www.evernym.com
Avast - Family Safety Mobile Business 2021-03-08 66M USD Divestiture
Prague, Czech Republic
Piriform Software Ltd 2017-07-19 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.piriform.com
AVG Technologies N.V. 2016-07-07 1.3B USD Add-on Acquisition
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.avg.com
Remotium, Inc. 2015-07-08 - Add-on Acquisition
San Mateo, California · www.remotium.com
Inmite s.r.o. 2014-07-24 - Add-on Acquisition
Prague, Czech Republic · www.inmite.eu
Jumpshot, Inc. 2013-09-24 - Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.jumpshot.com
secure.me 2013-04-30 - Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.secure.me
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 4 (50%) 1.3B (100%) - -
Software 3 (38%) - - -
Information Technology 1 (13%) - 1 (100%) 66M (100%)
Total 8 $1.3B 1 $66M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 4 - - -
  California 3 - - -
  Washington 1 - - -
Czech Republic 1 - 1 66M
Canada 1 - - -
  Ontario 1 - - -
Netherlands 1 1.3B - -
United Kingdom 1 - - -
Domestic 1 (13%) - 1 (100%) 66M (100%)
Cross-border 7 (88%) 1.3B (100%) - -
Total 8 $1.3B 1 $66M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Morgan Stanley
1
Jefferies
1
Legal Deals
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V
1
White & Case
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.3B
TOTAL $1.3B
Largest AVG Technologies N.V.
$1.3B (2016-07-07)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $66M
TOTAL $66M
Largest Avast - Family Safety Mobile Business
$66M (2021-03-08)

M&A Connections

Deals
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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