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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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16 Jul 2021

Platinum Equity Acquires Ingram Micro

*Financial Information ($USD) Enterprise Value:         $7.2 Billion EV/FY20 Revenue:      0.15x Transaction Details Platinum Equity announced that it has completed the acquisition of Ingram Micro Inc. from HNA Group. Ingram Micro’s total enterprise value in the transaction was $7.2 billion, including $5.9 billion in equity value Ingram will retain CEO Alain Monié and...

13 May 2021

NWN Corp. Acquires Carousel Industries

Financial Information ($USD) Not Disclosed Transaction Details NWN Corporation, a leading Cloud Communications Service Provider (CCSP), announced yesterday that it will acquire fellow solutions provider Carousel Industries. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. New State Capital Partners, majority stakeholder of NWN since 2015, is backing the transaction which will form a combined company...

13 May 2021

Softchoice Files for IPO

Announcement Details Softchoice Corporation, a leading technology solutions provider in North America, announced yesterday that it has filed a preliminary prospectus for an initial public offering. Softchoice’s common shares will be traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange, although the number of shares and price have not yet been disclosed. Before Toronto-based Softchoice was taken private in...