Ashurst advises Evercore on the 6 2 billion merger of Avast plc with NortonLifeLock Inc

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    NortonLifeLock is a leading provider of consumer Cyber Safety solutions built around protecting and empowering people to live their digital lives safely. Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, NortonLifeLock serves over 80 million users in more than 150 countries, including 23 million direct customers.

    Avast is a leading global cybersecurity provider that is dedicated to keeping people safe and private online and is a member of the FTSE 100 index.

    On completion of the merger, the combined group will be dual headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, and Tempe, Arizona, USA, and will have a significant presence in the Czech Republic. The combined group will be listed on NASDAQ.

    Evercore is acting as financial adviser to NortonLifeLock.

    The Ashurst team is being led by partners Tom Mercer, Tim Rennie and Harry Thimont, assisted by senior associates Jake Hadfield and Sebastian Brignell.