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Broadcom planning to complete deal for $69 billion acquisition of VMWare after regulators give OK

The company, based in San Jose, California, announced the plan after China joined the list of countries that had given a go-ahead for the acquisition.
Broadcom Headquarters Ahead Of Earnings Figures
The Broadcom headquarters in San Jose, Calif., on March 2, 2021. David Paul Morris / Bloomberg via Getty Images file

SAN JOSE, California — Computer chip and software maker Broadcom has announced it has cleared all regulatory hurdles and plans to complete its $69 billion acquisition of cloud technology company VMware on Wednesday.

The company, based in San Jose, California, announced the plan after China joined the list of countries that had given a go-ahead for the acquisition.

Broadcom wants to establish a stronger foothold in the cloud computing market, and VMware’s technology allows large corporations to blend public cloud access with internal company networks. VMware has close relations with every major cloud company and provider, including Amazon, Google and Microsoft.

Broadcom said it had legal greenlights in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the European Union, Israel, Japan, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and “foreign investment control clearance in all necessary jurisdictions.”

“There is no legal impediment to closing under U.S. merger regulations,” it said.

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