Broadcom’s Purchase of CA Is One ‘Hock’ of a Strange Deal – Post

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Broadcom’s Purchase of CA Is One ‘Hock’ of a Strange Deal
In my time as an analyst, I have seen some strange acquisitions… but this is the Michael Jordan of weird deals.


In my time as an analyst, I have seen some strange acquisitions… but this is the Michael Jordan of weird deals.


This week chip vendor Broadcom surprised the industry when it announced its intent to acquire enterprise software vendor CA Technology for $18.9 billion, a purchase price representing about a 20% premium over CA’s current stock price. Over the past several years, Broadcom’s business and stock price has seen steady growth, as it has purchased rival companies such as Brocade, NetLogic Microsystems, and Silicon Spice.

On the surface, the acquisition of CA is certainly as strange as Arianna Grande dating Pete Davidson — meaning there’s nothing in common between the two. Broadcom makes silicon…

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