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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.
27 May 2022 16:59 by Natalie McNelisChipmaker Broadcom plans a $61 billion buyout of cloud giant VMware might give observers a feeling of déjà vu
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
James Panichi Senior Editor, Asia Pacific
James, an Australian journalist with over 25 years’ experience in print and electronic media, helps to oversee MLex’s coverage of regulatory risk in Asia, with special attention to Australia and New Zealand. In 2016, James was appointed as MLex’s managing editor for continental Europe, overseeing the Brussels bureau’s coverage of EU regulatory affairs and managing a team of 16 journalists in Brussels and Geneva. Previously James worked for the European Voice newspaper, before joining the... Read more
Natalie McNelis Senior Correspondent
Natalie McNelis covers mergers for MLex in Brussels. Before joining MLex in 2017, she spent 20 years as an international trade and competition lawyer in law firms including Stibbe and WilmerHale. Natalie has a BA in English from Mount Holyoke College, a JD from Harvard Law School and an LLM in EU law from KU Leuven. She is admitted to the bar in New York.
Martin Coyle Senior Correspondent
Martin Coyle is a senior correspondent, based in MLex's London office, reporting daily on bribery and corruption issues in the UK and Europe. Previously he was a senior editor at Thomson Reuters where he covered anti-money laundering, financial crime and regulatory enforcement issues. Prior to that he was editor of The Accountant, the world's oldest accounting publication, and International Accounting Bulletin, a bi-monthly business journal owned by Lafferty.