Broadcom’s $130 Billion Proposal for Qualcomm

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, Latham & Watkins and Paul, Weiss advise on the mega deal

Qualcomm Incorporated recieved an unsolicited proposal from Singapore-based chipmaker Broadcom Limited.

Broadcom’s proposed cash-and-stock acquisition values Qualcomm at $130 billion, including $25 billion in net debt. The Qualcomm Board of Directors will assess the proposal in order to pursue the course of action that is in the best interests of Qualcomm shareholders. Paul, Weiss is also representing Qualcomm in its pending $47 billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors N.V.

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is advising Broadcom with a team including Martin Lipton (Picture), Adam Emmerich, David Karp, Ronald Chen (M&A) Damian Didden (Antitrust), Adam Shapiro (Employment), Gregory Pessin (Finance), William Savitt (Litigation), Eiko Stange and Tijana Dvornic (Tax).

Latham & Watkins is advising with a team led by Christopher Kaufman, Anthony Richmond (M&A), Joshua Holian, Daniel Wall (Antitrust) and David Raab (Tax).

The Paul, Weiss team advising Qualcomm in the current matter includes corporate partners Scott Barshay, Steven Williams, David Klein and corporate counsel Brian Scrivani; tax partner Jeffrey Samuels; and employee benefits partner Lawrence Witdorchic.


Involved fees earner: Steven Williams – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; David M. Klein – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Brian Scrivani – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Scott Barshay – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Jeffrey Samuels – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Lawrence Witdorchic – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Martin Lipton – Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Adam Emmerich – Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; David Karp – Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Ronald Chen – Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Damian Didden – Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Adam Shapiro – Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Gregory Pessin – Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; William Savitt – Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Eiko Stange – Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Tijana Dvornic – Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Christopher Kaufman – Latham & Watkins; Anthony Richmond – Latham & Watkins; Joshua Holian – Latham & Watkins; Daniel Wall – Latham & Watkins; David Raab – Latham & Watkins;

Law Firms: Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Latham & Watkins;

Clients: Qualcomm Incorporated; Broadcom Corporation;


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Author: Ambrogio Visconti