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M&A Head Scratcher: Broadcom’s CA Buy ‘Makes Little Sense’

Four months after President Trump stopped its Qualcomm acquisition, Broadcom now is making an $18.9 billion bid for CA Technologies in a deal that one analyst says makes little sense.

In response to the news, Broadcom lost $19 billion in market value as its stock plunged 19 percent to $197.50 —  the company’s worst day ever, according to a Reuters report.

Channel Partners contributor Michael Finneran, of dBrn Associates, said when he initially heard about the deal he was confused because of the “total lack of synergy between the two parties” and after further consideration, “it makes even less sense.”

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15 Apr 2021

KKR to Acquire Ensono in $1.7 Billion Deal

Financial Information ($USD) Enterprise Value:    $1.7 Billion Transaction Details Global investment firm KKR & Co, Inc. (NYSE: KKR) is acquiring leading hybrid IT services provider Ensono from private equity firms Charlesbank Capital Partners and M/C Partners. While financials have not been disclosed, the transaction is valued at $1.7 billion inclusive of debt, according to Reuters....

12 Apr 2021

Microsoft Acquires Nuance in $19.7 Billion Deal

Financial Information ($USD) Enterprise Value: $19.7 Billion EV/LTM Revenue: 13.97x EV/LTM EBITDA: 89.55x   Transaction Details Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) today announced that it will acquire Nuance Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: NUAN) in an all-cash transaction valued at $19.7 billion. Nuance, a speech recognition and artificial intelligence company, will be acquired for $56.00 per share, approximately 23%...

22 Mar 2021

SYNNEX Announces Merger with Tech Data

SYNNEX Announces Merger with Tech Data   Financial Information ($USD) Enterprise Value: $7.2 Billion EV/LTM Revenue:  0.20x EV/LTM EBITDA: 9.50x   Transaction Details Leading distributor SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX) today announced that it will merge with fellow distributor, Tech Data, in a deal worth approximately $7.2 billion, including net debt. The deal creates a distribution...