ASV valdības izmeklēšana par Broadcom-Qualcomm apvienošanās ietekmi uz nacionālo drošību



The United States Government is closely examining national security implications of a potential Broadcom-Qualcomm merger. Broadcom is a Singapore-based company, while Qualcomm is American. An empowered national security panel called the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), which has the legal power to stop mergers between American and foreign companies, and acquisitions of American companies by foreign entities; is said to be examining specifics of Qualcomm's high-technology and intellectual property falling into the hands of Broadcom, as the two companies close in on a crucial Qualcomm board meet scheduled for March, in which Broadcom has exercised its shareholding to plant 6 favorable board members among the 11-member Qualcomm board, which all but guarantees a vote in favor of the merger - a classic hostile takeover.

'Ne tik ātri,' uzskata senators Džons Kornins, ASV Senāta otrais republikānis, kurš mudināja Valsts kases sekretāru Stīvenu Mnučinu likt CFIUS izskatīt Broadcom-Qualcomm darījumu. Tā nepieredzētajās pirmslīguma diskusijās citādi necaurspīdīgajā komitejā radās vienprātība, ka Broadcom lēmums pārcelt savu mītni uz ASV nebija pietiekams, lai apietu CFIUS pārskatu. 'Es aicinu CFIUS nekavējoties pārskatīt Broadcom ierosināto kontroli pār Qualcomm valdi un rīkoties pirms Qualcomm 6. marta sanāksmes, lai risinātu visas iespējamās nacionālās drošības problēmas,' senators Korniņš rakstīja sekretāram Mnuchin. Izskatās, ka Broadcom lēmums par krāpšanos ar Qualcomm valdi ir iespaidīgi aizkavējies.
Source: Reuters