Atmel To Be Acquired By Dialog Semi
Continuing the recent trend of mergers and acquisitions in the IC market, Dialog Semiconductor has announced it’s deal to acquire Atmel. This is estimated at $4.6 Billion in cash-and-stock, bringing a 43% premium over recent Atmel stock prices.
Other notable consolidations in the electronics industry include:
Altera bought by Intel (June, 2015) for nearly $17 Billion
Broadcom acquired by Avago Technologies (May, 2015) for $37 Billion
Spansion merged into Cypress (March, 2015) for $5 Billion
Freescale merged into NXP (March, 2015) for $40 Billion
Image Source: Atmel Corp.
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Mergers take place at any time a organization is bought with the objective of combining it with another organization to create a greater enterprise. Acquisitions take place when a organization is acquired by a different organization. Acquisitions include buying the enterprise with cash, stocks, or a combination of the two. Acquisitions can also happen when a organization buys the assets of another organization.
Mergers and Acquisitions Advisors
Thanks for the clarification on the distinction of mergers and acquisitions.
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