Uncertainty over Apple’s acquisition of Shazam will linger (at least) until April 23
The European Commission has set an April 23 provisional deadline for an investigation into the potential “adverse effect on competition” Apple’s proposed acquisition of Shazam may have in the European Economic Area.
Broadcom complies with Trump order, abandoning all plans to acquire Qualcomm
There will be no more attempts by Broadcom to take Qualcomm over, as ordered by US President Donald Trump on national security grounds.
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Qualcomm rejects yet another Broadcom offer, leaving little room for negotiation
There is absolutely no way Qualcomm will agree to a sale at a reduced price after inching closer to its own NXP acquisition, deemed an obvious value enhancer.
Broadcom is still looking to acquire Qualcomm, but at a slightly lower price
Broadcom’s recent “best and final offer” for a record-breaking Qualcomm takeover was not final after all, but it may well have been the best the potential seller will ever see.
Qualcomm inches closer to NXP acquisition with revised $44 billion offer
Qualcomm may well kill two birds with one stone by offering NXP more cash for a long-in-the-making acquisition, also keeping potential buyer Broadcom at bay.
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Qualcomm asks Broadcom for more money, fewer risks to continue considering acquisition
Something about Qualcomm and Broadcom’s most recent meeting made the prospective seller think there was still room for negotiation, despite the buyer’s apparent unwillingness to further sweeten the deal.
Broadcom comes back with its ‘best and final’ offer for ginormous Qualcomm acquisition
The largest deal in tech history could still go through, as Broadcom is now ready to pay $82 per Qualcomm share, up from $70 in its previous offer.
Qualcomm categorically rejects Broadcom’s ‘unsolicited’ takeover offer
It didn’t take long for Qualcomm’s Board of Directors to decide the company can do better than the $130 billion offered by rival Broadcom for a takeover.
Broadcom makes formal $130 billion offer for acquisition of arch-rival Qualcomm
They say Qualcomm’s management is opposed to any Broadcom deal right now, but $130 billion sounds like an offer the semiconductor giant can’t refuse.
HTC share trading soon to be halted in Taiwan as acquisition speculation heats up
It seems only a matter of time before Google or some other tech titan will announce the takeover of HTC’s entire business or just the Vive VR division.
Fitbit may only be interested in Pebble’s software, Time 2 and Core nearing cancellation [Update: confirmed]
Wearable market leader Fitbit is almost certainly closing in on buying smartwatch pioneer Pebble, but only for the latter’s software “assets.”
Foxconn buys Sharp for a fraction of the price discussed just last month
After drawn-out negotiations, Foxconn and Sharp have finally reached a takeover agreement on terms mainly convenient to the former.