Qualcomm shut down what would’ve been the world’s biggest tech deal


Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf speaks during a press event in 2014.
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Qualcomm has officially rejected Broadcom’s $105 billion acquisition offer — an offer so huge it was set to become the world’s largest tech deal.

The San Diego-based chipmaker announced on Monday that it was passing on the acquisition, which Broadcom actually valued at $130 billion taking Qualcomm’s $25 billion debt into account. 

Why? Well, for the simple reason Qualcomm believes it’s worth more money.

The company creates key wireless technology like modems and processors for popular smartphones like the iPhone. And though Qualcomm is in the midst of a legal dispute with Apple, the company still believes its overall value is higher than what Broadcom was offering. 

In a press release, Qualcomm’s executive chairman Paul Jacobs announced, “It is the board’s unanimous belief that Broadcom’s proposal significantly undervalues Qualcomm relative to the Company’s leadership position in mobile technology and our future growth prospects.”

“The Board and Management are singularly focused on driving value for Qualcomm’s shareholders,” Presiding Director for Qualcomm Incorporated, Tom Horton added.

Upon news of the deal, Qualcomm’s stock rose 1.6 percent and Broadcom’s stock rose .04 percent.

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