As CEO of Avago, Tan pulled off the acquisition of Broadcom in a $37 billion deal more than two years earlier, bringing the two companies under one umbrella name of Broadcom. At that time, it was the largest-ever chip deal.
Below is a timeline of Avago's/Broadcom's major deals in the past six years. July 11, 2018Broadcom says it would buy U.S. business software company CA Inc for $18.9 billion, venturing far beyond its realm of semiconductors. Nov. 6, 2017
Broadcom made an unsolicited $103 billion bid for Qualcomm Inc, setting the stage for a takeover battle that could reshape the industry at the heart of mobile phone hardware.
After a months-long tussle, the Broadcom and Qualcomm saga comes to an abrupt end, when in February 2018 Broadcom withdrew its bid to acquire Qualcomm, two days after U.S. President Donald Trump blocked the attempt, citing national security concerns.
Nov. 2, 2016
Avago Technologies Ltd agreed to buy Broadcom Corp for $37 billion in the largest merger of chipmakers ever, turning a lesser known company run by a ferocious dealmaker into one of the biggest industry players.
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(Reporting by Vibhuti Sharma in Bengaluru; Editing by Bernard Orr)
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