Broadcom in Talks to Pay About $60 Billion for VMware

Broadcom is in talks to pay around $60 billion for VMware people familiar with the matter said, in what would be one of the biggest takeover deals of the year. The two technology companies are aiming to announce a cash-and-stock deal worth about $140 a share on Thursday, assuming the talks don’t fall apart, the … Read more

Five Things to Know About Broadcom’s Potential Deal for VMware

Text size Broadcom stock slipped in response to news of the possible deal. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Broadcom ’s expected acquisition of cloud computing provider VMware will likely rank as one of the year’s biggest mergers.  Broadcom (ticker: AVGO), a chip maker, is in talks to buy VMware (VMW), according to Bloomberg, which said the transaction … Read more

VMware Stock Surges on Report of Broadcom Takeover Discussions, Broadcom Falls

Text size Buying VMware would strengthen Broadcom’s position in cloud computing. Dreamstime.com Shares of cloud computing provider VMware were surging Monday after reports said Broadcom was in talks to buy the software company. Chip maker Broadcom (ticker: AVGO), with a market value of about $222 billion, is negotiating to buy VMware (WMW), with a value … Read more

VMware Stock Surges on Report of Broadcom Takeover Discussions, Broadcom Falls

Text size Buying VMware would strengthen Broadcom’s position in cloud computing. Dreamstime.com Shares of cloud computing provider VMware were surging Monday after reports said Broadcom was in talks to buy the software company. Chip maker Broadcom (ticker: AVGO), with a market value of about $222 billion, is negotiating to buy VMware (WMW), with a value … Read more

VMware Stock Surges on Report of Broadcom Takeover Discussions

Text size Buying VMware would strengthen Broadcom’s position in cloud computing. Dreamstime.com Shares of cloud computing provider VMware were surging Monday after reports said Broadcom was in talks to buy the software company. Chip maker Broadcom (ticker: AVGO), with a market value of about $222 billion, is negotiating to buy VMware (WMW), with a value … Read more

Broadcom reportedly in talks to buy VMware

Chip maker Broadcom Inc. is in negotiations to buy enterprise cloud-computing company VMware Inc., according to multiple reports Sunday night. Bloomberg News, Reuters, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal reported the ongoing talks but did not mention a purchase price; as of Friday, VMware VMW, +0.80% had a market cap of about … Read more

$6 a Gallon Gasoline? Here’s How It Could Happen.

Illustration by Elias Stein Text size U.S. gasoline prices are at record highs, averaging more than $4.50 per gallon at the pump, and surpassing $4 in all 50 states for the first time. But, says Natasha Kaneva, J.P. Morgan’s head of global commodities research, prices could climb over $6 this summer. Why the rise? Sanctions … Read more

Twitter Strikes Back, Says It Will Enforce Agreement With Elon Musk

Text size Elon Musk says the $44 billion deal to buy Twitter is on hold. Twitter disagrees. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images Twitter will hold Elon Musk to his offer to buy the company at the $44 billion price agreed last month, it said in two statements on Tuesday. The company “is committed to completing … Read more

Twitter Strikes Back, Says It Will Enforce Agreement With Elon Musk

Text size Elon Musk says the $44 billion deal to buy Twitter is on hold. Twitter disagrees. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images Twitter will hold Elon Musk to his offer to buy the company at the $44 billion price agreed last month, it said in two statements on Tuesday. The company “is committed to completing … Read more

Opinion: Elon Musk doesn’t want to buy Twitter anymore, but Twitter should make him pay for it

It’s becoming quite clear that Elon Musk no longer wants to buy Twitter Inc., at least not at the price he negotiated. But Twitter should not walk away without at least $1 billion — and potentially much more — for the trouble. Musk’s bid for Twitter TWTR, +2.49% has become one of the strangest M&A … Read more