Avast has been done with 87.3 % of the shares of AVG, so that from today they operate as a single company under the direction of Vince Steckler.

In summer, announced the merger of two large firms in the security industry. is Avast Software had decided to buy a AVG Technologies.

And now that the acquisition has already been materialized. The purchase, valued at $ 25 action, has resulted in the absorption of “a majority stake in AVG Technologies after completion of the period of initial offer”, according to announced Avast.

As a result, Avast has been done with 87.3 % of the shares. And, therefore, it and AVG will perform as a single company now, from this same Monday, day 3 of October.

But there will not be the thing. The intention of Avast is to pay also for the rest of the shares of AVG. As a result, has announced an offer that will be valid until 23:59 hours on the 14th of October, according to the schedule in New York.

The CEO of Avast Vince Steckler, retains his post; while, the of AVG, Gary Kovacs, will offer support during the transition period that is coming up.

One of the results of combining these two companies is to gather a database of “400 million users, more than 40% of the consumer Pc global outside China and the largest installed base of safety of consumption in the world. If it were a country, we would have the third largest population in the world,”, says Steckler, who believes that “we are now better prepared than ever to outwit those who want to do harm to the people online”.

For the moment, the brand AVG will continue to maintain in the corresponding products. Convivirá next to the of Avast.