Thoma Bravo in talks to buy McAfee from Intel and TGP

Thoma Bravo, a U.S. based private equity firm is in talk with TPG and Intel for acquiring McAfee, an anti-virus software company.

Citing to the people familiar with the matter told CNBC, said that “Thoma Bravo is planning to acquire McAfee for more than $4.2 billion, but as the talk is still falling apart and the announcement of the deal will take time.”

In August 2010, Intel acquired McAfee for $7.6 billion in all cash with the plan to closely align its chips with McAfee’s security technology. Whereas TPG acquired 51 percent of McAfee shares valuing at $4.2 billion.

About McAfee:

McAfee is an American software company, which allow its customers to remove viruses, malware, and other threats from their devices.

In March, McAfee also acquired Tunnelbear, which provides virtual private networks that protect data when using shared WiFi accounts.