Broadcom Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Semiconductors Company

Broadcom has acquired 15 companies, including 7 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 7 assets.

Broadcom’s largest acquisition to date was in 2015, when it acquired Broadcom for $37.0B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2018, when it sold Veracode to Thoma Bravo for $950M. Broadcom has acquired in 4 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include semiconductors (34%) and technology hardware (27%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity22
    • M&A Buy Activity15
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11
  • M&A Advisors 3

Broadcom Ltd.

1 Yishun Avenue 7,
Singapore,
Singapore,
+65 6755 7888
www.broadcom.com

Broadcom Ltd. is a designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of analog semiconductor devices with a focus on III-V based products.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 10 2 - 1 2 - 15
vol $44.9B $6.0B $18.4B $10.7B $80.0B
Sell (0.8/yr) # 3 1 - 1 - 2 7
vol $1.3B $550M $950M $250M $3.1B
  22

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Broadcom Ltd. - Certain Assets and Manufacturing Rights Wireless IoT Connectivity Business 2020-07-07 250M USD Divestiture
Singapore, Singapore
Broadcom - Cyber Security Services Business 2020-01-07 - Divestiture
, Singapore
Bay Dynamics, Inc. 2019-12-31 - Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.baydynamics.com
Symantec Corp. - Enterprise Security Assets 2019-08-08 10.7B USD Divestiture
Mountain View, California
Veracode, Inc. 2018-11-05 950M USD Divestiture
Burlington, Massachusetts · www.veracode.com
CA Technologies, Inc. 2018-07-11 18.4B USD Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.ca.com
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. 2016-11-02 5.9B USD Add-on Acquisition
San Jose, California · www.brocade.com
MagnaCom LTD. 2016-05-17 50M USD Add-on Acquisition
Petach-Tikvah, Israel · www.magna-com.com
Broadcom Ltd.- Wireless Internet of Things (IoT) 2016-04-28 550M USD Divestiture
Singapore, Singapore
Broadcom Corp. 2015-05-28 37.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
Irvine, California · www.broadcom.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. 2016-11-02 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. - Virtual Evolved Packet Core 2017-07-31 4
San Jose, California · www.brocade.com San Jose, California
Broadcom Corp. 2015-05-28 Broadcom Corp. - Data Center Networking Business 2017-07-18 2
Irvine, California · www.broadcom.com Irvine, California
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. 2016-11-02 Vyatta, Inc. 2017-06-02 3
San Jose, California · www.brocade.com Belmont, California
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. 2016-11-02 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. - Virtual Application Delivery Controller (vADC) Business 2017-06-01 2
San Jose, California · www.brocade.com , United States
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. 2016-11-02 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. - Ruckus Wireless and ICX Switch Business 2017-02-22 1
San Jose, California · www.brocade.com San Jose, California
Broadcom Corp. 2015-05-28 Broadcom Corp - Wireless Backhaul Business 2016-05-09 1
Irvine, California · www.broadcom.com Irvine, California
PLX Technology, Inc.    - PLX Technology - Direct Broadcast Satellite 2012-07-11 2
Sunnyvale, California · www.plxtech.com , United States
LSI Corp.    - SandForce, Inc. 2012-01-04 18
San Jose, California · www.lsi.com Milpitas, California · www.sandforce.com
PLX Technology, Inc.    - PLX Technology - UK Design Team and Certain Assets 2011-10-05 1
Sunnyvale, California · www.plxtech.com , United Kingdom
LSI Corp.    - Engenio 2011-05-09 2
San Jose, California · www.lsi.com , United States

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Technology Hardware 4 (27%) 6.5B (8%) 4 (57%) 1.9B (61%)
Semiconductors 5 (33%) 43.9B (55%) 1 (14%) 240M (8%)
Information Technology 2 (13%) 50M (< 1%) 2 (29%) 950M (31%)
Software 2 (13%) 29.1B (36%) - -
Electrical Equipment 1 (7%) - - -
Electronics 1 (7%) 400M (1%) - -
Total 15 $80.0B 7 $3.1B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 10 79.9B 3 1.8B
  California 7 61.1B - -
  Texas 1 - - -
  Pennsylvania 1 400M - -
  New York 1 18.4B - -
  Massachusetts - - 1 950M
Germany 4 24M - -
Singapore - - 4 1.3B
Israel 1 50M - -
Domestic - - 4 (57%) 1.3B (40%)
Cross-border 15 (100%) 80.0B (100%) 3 (43%) 1.8B (60%)
Total 15 $80.0B 7 $3.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Barclays Investment Bank
1
Deutsche Bank Corporate & Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Latham & Watkins
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 5 $78.6B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.3B
< $100M 2 $74M
TOTAL $80.0B
Largest Broadcom Corp.
$37.0B (2015-05-28)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 6 $3.1B
TOTAL $3.1B
Largest Veracode, Inc.
$950M (2018-11-05)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
29%
2 29%
Strategic(s)
71%
5 71%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
14%
1 14%
Strategic(s)
86%
6 86%

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