Broadcom Drops Bid for Qualcomm After Trump’s Intervention
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“Broadcom’s board of directors and management team sincerely appreciate the significant support we received from the canada goose uk outlet Qualcomm goose outlet canada and Broadcom stockholders throughout this process,” Broadcom said.
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Mr. Trump acted despite efforts by Broadcom and its chief executive, Hock Tan, to win over the White House, even before the hostile takeover uk canada goose outlet bid was announced.
Mr. Tan appeared alongside Mr. Trump in November, promising to move Broadcom’s headquarters to the United States. At one canada goose clearance point, the company also offered to raise its offer for Qualcomm, and when Cfius first raised canada goose outlet parka concerns about the deal, uk canada goose Broadcom https://www.canadagoosejacketca.ca sent a letter to lawmakers promising it would not slow research and development in 5G networking technology if the merger was approved.
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Broadcom unveiled its bid for Qualcomm, based in San Diego, in November, but has consistently canada goose outlet store uk been rebuffed. Qualcomm said that Broadcom was fundamentally underestimating the company’s value.
In February, as the rancor canada goose outlet black friday between the companies grew, Qualcomm increased the amount it was offering to buy NXP Semiconductors, another large chip maker. Broadcom, which had urged official canada goose outlet Qualcomm not to do so, then responded by for Qualcomm.
Broadcom had said its bid for Qualcomm should not have been subject to Cfius review because of its plans to move its headquarters to the United States. Nevertheless, Qualcomm asked canada goose outlet nyc regulators to review the takeover effort.