Nvidia’s Failed Attempt to Purchase ARM from Softbank Raises Concerns

Nvidia’s $66B attempt to purchase ARM from Softbank collapsed on Monday.

Regulators in the US, UK, and EU all raised concerns over the impact of allowing one of ARM’s customers to purchase the company.

Had the deal gone through, Nvidia would have been at the center of a silicon empire that dwarfs anything Intel and AMD have ever built.

ARM dominates both the IoT and mobile markets with very little competition.

ARM has also publicly announced that it will begin preparing for an IPO (Initial Public Offering). If ARM goes through with these plans it’ll probably be the largest chip IPO in history. 

SoftBank plans to take Arm public after Nvidia’s $66 billion takeover deal collapses

The deal was originally announced in 2020 and had a value at the time of $40 billion in Nvidia stock and cash, before Nvidia’s stock rose.

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Here are experts’ insights on the death of NVIDIA’s Arm acquisition

NVIDIA and SoftBank have officially thrown in the towel on the Arm deal, citing regulatory hurdles as the cause. We spoke to experts to find out what this means for those involved in or affected by the now-deceased merger.

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FTC Sues to Block Nvidia – ARM Takeover – ExtremeTech

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is suing Nvidia to block its intended ARM merger.

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