M&A Deal Summary

Broadcom Acquires BroadLight

On March 21, 2012, Broadcom acquired semiconductors company BroadLight from Cipio Partners for 195M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Broadcom’s 21st transaction in the Semiconductors sector.
  • This is Broadcom’s 6th largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Broadcom’s 23rd transaction in the United States.
  • This is Broadcom’s 18th transaction in California.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2012-03-21
Target BroadLight
Sector Semiconductors
Buyer(s) Broadcom
Sellers(s) Cipio Partners
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 195M USD

Target

BroadLight

Santa Clara, California, United States
website
BroadLight, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company supplying IC devices and solutions to equipment vendors for FTTH applications.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Broadcom

Irvine, California, United States

website


Category Company
Founded 1991
Sector Semiconductors
Employees12,500
Revenue 8.4B USD (2014)
DESCRIPTION
Broadcom facility in San Jose, California.
Broadcom facility in San Jose, California.

Broadcom is a global provider of semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom was formed in 1991 and is based in Irvine, California.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 27 of 30
Sector (Semiconductors) 21 of 22
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 25 of 27
State (California) 18 of 19
Country (United States) 23 of 25
Year (2012) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 6 of 28
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-09-12 NetLogic Microsystems

Santa Clara, California, United States

NetLogic Microsystems, Inc. is a provider of semiconductor solutions that power next-generation Internet networks. NetLogic Microsystems' products perform differentiated tasks of accelerating complex network traffic to enhance the performance and functionality of 3G/4G mobile wireless infrastructure, data center, enterprise, metro Ethernet, edge and core infrastructure networks.

Buy $3.7B
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2013-09-04 Renesas Electronics - LTE-Related Assets

Tokyo, Japan

Renesas Electronics' LTE assets includes high-quality multimode, multiband, LTE-A/HSPA+/EDGE modem IP that includes support for leading-edge features such as Carrier Aggregation and VoLTE.

Buy $164M

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Cipio Partners

Munich, Germany

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Secondary Investor
Founded 2003
Size Small
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Cipio Partners is an investment management firm focused on secondary investments, as well as early and later-stage venture capital transactions. Sectors of interest include technology, media, and communications. Cipio Partners was formed in 2003 and is based in Munich, Germany.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 45 of 68
Sector (Semiconductors) 8 of 9
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 20 of 35
State (California) 13 of 17
Country (United States) 17 of 24
Year (2012) 2 of 4
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 9
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2012-02-01 Picochip

Bath, United Kingdom

Picochip, Inc. is a company involved in multi-core digital signal processing (DSP) solutions and a leading player in the femtocell (3G home access points) and WiMax markets.

Sell -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2012-05-12 HR New Media

Berlin, Germany

HR New Media is an online marketplace for job adverts. HR New Media is based in Berlin, Germany.

Buy -