Qualcomm to get European approval to purchase NXP for $39 billion

Qualcomm to get European approval to purchase NXP for $39 billion”

The European anti-trust regulators were concerned that after the NXP acquisition, Qualcomm would have a high market share in the region for cellular chipsets, and chips used for NFC connectivity. Qualcomm is engaged in a series of legal battles around the world over its alleged unfair business practices. The mobile giant has sued Qualcomm in multiple jurisdictions for allegedly taking advantage of its dominant position to charge excessive fees.

Qualcomm has reportedly made several commitments including assurances over licenses and intellectual property to help encourage the European Union to approve its acquisition of NXP.

If the deal does go through though, it could aid the chipmaker in avoiding Broadcom's hostile takeover attempt that began previous year when the company made a $105 billion dollar bid for the company which was rejected.

Broadcom launched a $130 billion takeover for Qualcomm in November 2017, which was swiftly rejected by Qualcomm's board because the offer was deemed to "dramatically undervalue" the company. Broadcom nominated a slate of directors to replace the current Qualcomm board and shareholders will vote on the matter at the annual meeting in March. The involvement of the Dutch firm would mean much greater regulatory scrutiny because both NXP and Broadcom are big players in the Wi-Fi chip business, the Financial Times reported. In order to obtain this approval, Qualcomm had to agree to certain conditions. So we have to assume they considered this scenario.

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