Latham & Watkins Counsels Avago Technologies in US$37 Billion Acquisition of Broadcom

Firm advises Avago in largest semiconductor acquisition in history.

February 01, 2016

Broadcom Limited announced it has completed its acquisition of Avago Technologies Limited pursuant to a scheme of arrangement under Singapore law and that it completed its acquisition of Broadcom Corporation. The combined company has the most diversified communications platform in the semiconductor industry, with combined annual revenues of approximately US$15 billion.

Latham & Watkins LLP represented Avago in the transaction, the largest semiconductor acquisition in history. Latham's Silicon Valley corporate team is led by partners Christopher "Kit" Kaufman, Anthony Richmond,  Luke Bergstrom and Chad Rolston with associates Riley Lochridge, Matthew Van Leeuwen, Mark Bekheit and Jennifer Cadet. Advice was also provided on antitrust matters by San Francisco partners Joshua Holian and Daniel Wall, Washington, D.C. partner Michael Egge and Brussels partners Sven Völcker and Luca Crocco; on technology transaction matters by Silicon Valley partner Anthony Klein with associates Isabel Chon and Arielle Singh; on benefits and compensation matters by Silicon Valley partner James Metz with associate Lilly Fang and San Francisco associate Julie Crisp; on regulatory matters by Washington, D.C. partner William McGlone, counsel Jarrett Taubman and associate Jeffrey Lord; on tax matters by New York partner David Raab and Washington, D.C. partner Andrea Ramezan-Jackson; on real estate matters by New York partner Michelle Kelban with associate Tiana Hertel; on environmental matters by Chicago partner Karl Karg; and on finance matters by Washington, D.C. partners Jennifer Van Driesen and Manu Gayatrinath with associates Pouria “Po” Saidi, Katherine Putnam and Keely O'Malley.

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