Chipmaker Broadcom nears $19 billion deal to buy software company CA: sources

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(Reuters) – Broadcom Inc is nearing a roughly $19 billion deal to acquire business software company CA Inc, as it seeks to diversify its technology offerings beyond semiconductors, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

FILE PHOTO: A sign to the campus offices of chip maker Broadcom Ltd, who announced on Monday an unsolicited bid to buy peer Qualcomm Inc for $103 billion, is shown in Irvine, California, U.S., November 6, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake

The deal would come just four months after U.S. President Donald Trump blocked Broadcom’s $117 billion hostile bid for semiconductor peer Qualcomm Inc, on the grounds that it posed a threat to U.S. national security.

Since then, Broadcom has redomiciled from Singapore to the United States, placing it formally outside the purview of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), the government panel that reviews deals for potential national security risks.

The deal, which will value CA at $44.50 per…



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