Thoma Bravo in talks to buy McAfee from TPG and Intel

Private equity firm Thoma Bravo is in early talks to buy security software company McAfee from TPG Capital and Intel, CNBC reported.
McAfee antivirus for PCsIntel, which paid $7.7 billion for California-based McAfee in 2011, completed the sale of a 51 percent stake in the company to TPG at a $4.2 billion enterprise value last year.

Thoma Bravo has been seeking to consolidate the cyber security sector.

Thoma Bravo in October announced a $2.1 billion acquisition of Imperva and last month announced the acquisition of another cyber security firm called Veracode from Broadcom  for $950 million.

Last month, Reuters reported that Thoma Bravo had approached Symantec with a takeover offer.