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Intel’s McAfee Unit Draws Interest From Thoma, Permira

  • Intel said to be considering sale of computer-security unit
  • Company has spoken with banks but is yet to hire advisers

Intel Corp.’s computer-security unit, McAfee, is drawing interest from private equity firms as the company considers selling the business, people with knowledge of the matter said.

Thoma Bravo, Permira and Vista Equity Partners are among firms conducting preliminary research on McAfee in the event of a sale, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the information is private.