NetScout Buys Network General

NetScout Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: NTCT) has acquired computer security company Network General Corp. from TPG and Silver Lake Partners. The deal is valued at approximately $205 million, including $50 million in cash and $100 million of debt financing. TPG and Silver Lake had originally paid around $275 million to acquire Network General (f.k.a. Sniffer Technologies) from McAfee Inc. in 2004.