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Why Broadcom’s VMware play points to Nvidia-Arm parallels; and Glencore’s bribery debacle
06 June 2022 00:00
The nature of Broadcom’s $61 billion buyout of California-based cloud giant VMware is posing new challenges for regulators on both sides of the Atlantic, with horizontal overlaps no longer the biggest show in town. The nature of the deal has left M&A observers to review parallels with the Nvidia’s bid to acquire British software designer Arm; and for both deals, the issue of how innovation could be affected is playing a big part in the reviews. Also on today’s podcast, the incredible story of Swiss mining and commodities company Glencore, which has agreed to pay a fine of $1 billion for having paid over $100 million in bribes to officials in Africa and South America. And there may be more enforcement pain on the way.
Glencore bribery settlements close another chapter of firm’s sordid history, but the book isn’t complete26 May 2022 17:43 by Martin CoyleGlencore and several subsidiaries admitted paying more than $100 million in bribes to officials in Africa and South America