Symantec Tried to Buy FireEye in 2016: Report

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Cybersecurity firm FireEye (NASDAQ: FEYE) reportedly ended buyout talks with Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) six months ago due to disagreements about the final price, according to a Reuters report citing “people familiar with the matter.” That time frame indicates that the FireEye talks occurred after Symantec announced its acquisition of BlueCoat for $4.7 billion, but before it agreed to buy LifeLock for $2.3 billion.