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Drake Star Partners Advises Leading Cybersecurity Software Company Avira on the Acquisition of BullGuard

MUNICH | TETTNANG | February 5, 2021  Avira Holding GmbH & Co KG (“Avira”), a leading German cybersecurity software company, has acquired BullGuard, a multi-award-winning cybersecurity company focused on providing the consumer and small business markets with protection against computer viruses, malware and intruders. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, BullGuard's products include internet security, identity protection and easy-to-use VPN software in addition to unique offerings such as online parental control and Game Booster, which offers a secure online gaming experience.

Avira, with its main hub in Tettnang, Germany, is a multi-national cybersecurity software solutions firm serving the consumer and OEM markets. Avira has recently been acquired by NortonLifeLock (NASDAQ: NLOK), a global leader in consumer Cyber Safety.

With a combined 50+ years in cybersecurity innovation, Avira and BullGuard have made the connected world a safer place for people around the world. By joining NortonLifeLock, the brands will leverage their combined expertise, technologies and geographical footprints to help protect even more people.

“We are delighted that we could support Avira again on this transaction which was a significant milestone in the successful execution of the company’s strategy to become an international leader in the consumer security and OEM software markets by pursuing both organic and inorganic growth,” stated Ralf Philipp Hofmann, Managing Partner, Co-Founder & Member of the Global Executive Committee of Drake Star Partners.

Drake Star Partners team: Ralf Philipp Hofmann, Kais Baker, Anton Donauer

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About Avira

Avira is a leading award-winning cybersecurity software provider for consumers and OEM partners, offering a comprehensive security solutions portfolio to enhance protection, performance, and online privacy — ranging from antivirus to VPN and cleanup technologies. Avira has a truly global reach and is one of the most trusted brands in the security sector, having protected users for more than 3 decades with its own unique intellectual property.

For more information, please visit www.avira.com.

About BullGuard

BullGuard is a multi-award-winning cybersecurity company focused on providing the consumer and small business markets with the confidence to use the internet in absolute safety, providing protection against computer viruses, malware and intruders. The company's products include mobile anti-virus software, mobile-backup software, parental control, and online backup software. BullGuard’s cybersecurity products utilize a proprietary endpoint engine, powered by machine learning algorithms, delivering protection from zero-day attacks. The company has approximately one million customers across 200 countries.

For more information, please visit www.bullguard.com.

About Drake Star 
 

Drake Star is an award-winning global tech investment bank that has completed over 400 transactions since 2003. Drake Star team of over 100 senior professionals across offices in New York, London, Paris, Munich, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Berlin, Geneva, Dubai*, and Singapore* focuses on mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance services worldwide in Consumer & Retail Technology, Digital Media, FinTech, Mobility & Sustainability, Software/SaaS, Digital Services, and Industrial Tech sectors.

Drake Star Partners is the marketing name for the global investment bank Drake Star Partners Limited and its subsidiaries and affiliates. In the USA, all securities are transacted through Drake Star Securities LLC. In the USA, Drake Star Securities LLC is regulated by FINRA and is a member of SIPC. Drake Star UK Limited (FRN 942020) is an appointed representative of Kession Capital Ltd (FRN582160) which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. © 2016 Drake Star Partners Limited.

For more information, please visit www.drakestar.com.

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