Deal history of Broadcom under CEO Hock Tan

Broadcom is in talks to buy software maker VMWare.
Broadcom HQVMware has a market capitalization of $40 billion. Buying VMware would be Broadcom CEO Hock Tan’s ambitious attempt at a deal since its effort to buy Qualcomm for $103 billion failed in 2018.

Below is a timeline of Broadcom’s major deals under Hock Tan:

August 2019

Broadcom agrees to buy Symantec enterprise security business for $10.7 billion in cash.

July 11, 2018

Broadcom says it will buy U.S. business software company CA Inc for $18.9 billion, venturing far beyond its realm of semiconductors.

Nov. 6, 2017

Broadcom makes an unsolicited $103 billion bid for Qualcomm Inc, setting the stage for a takeover battle that could reshape the industry at the heart of mobile phone hardware.

In February 2018 Broadcom withdraws its bid to acquire Qualcomm, two days after U.S. President Donald Trump blocked the attempt.

Nov. 2, 2016

Broadcom says it will buy network gear maker Brocade Communications Systems Inc for $5.5 billion in cash, to expand its fibre channel and storage businesses.

May 28, 2015

Avago Technologies agrees to buy Broadcom for $37 billion in the largest merger of chipmakers ever. After the takeover, Avago changes its name to Broadcom.

February 2015

Avago says it will buy Emulex Corp for $764 million, in a bid to extend Broadcom’s presence in storage networks into fiber channel technology.

December 2013

Avago says it will buy LSI Corp for $6.6 billion, as it turns to the fast-growing storage chip market to counter volatility in its main wireless business.

April 2013

Avago says it will buy optical chip and component maker CyOptics Inc for about $400 million in cash.