Japanese telecom SoftBank to buy ARM Holdings in $32B bid

Jul 18 2016

Masayoshi Son, Chairman and CEO of SBG, said: “We have long admired ARM as a world renowned and highly respected technology company that is by some distance the market-leader in its field. ARM will be an excellent strategic fit within the SoftBank group as we invest to capture the very significant opportunities provided by the “Internet of Things”.

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+ Second-largest chip deal (After Avago acquired Broadcom for $37B)

+ Represents 43% premium over last weeks ARM share price

+ Intended that ARM will remain an independent business within SoftBank, and continue to be headquartered in Cambridge, UK

Additional Coverage

- http://www.bbc.com/news/business-36827769

- https://medium.com/@gigastacey/why-softbank-wants-arm-and-arm-needs-softbank-25fa56190749#.d88joknl9

- http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/19/business/dealbook/softbank-buys-chip-designer-arm.html

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