Avast Software agreed to buy AVG Technologies NV (NYSE: AVG) for $1.3 billion in cash to add software to protect mobile phones from malware as it aims to tap into the growing number of physical devices connected to the internet.

Cybersecurity deals have been picking up in the middle market. Accenture plc (NYSE: CAN) purchased cybersecurity Maglan; FireEye Inc. (Nasdaq: FEYE) bought iSight Partners; and Thoma Bravo LLC acquired Bomgar.

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