NortonLifeLock and Avast $8.6b deal gets provisional yes from UK regulator

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has given a provisional nod to the proposed merger of British cybersecurity company Avast and US rival NortonLifeLock. Action by Britain’s market regulators has international ramifications; the CMA’s interventions in the Arm-Nvidia deal were partly responsible for the cancellation of the $66 billion sale of the British chip designer to Nvidia.

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