Broadcom completes $69bn VMware acquisition

VMware by Broadcom

Chipmaker Broadcom has completed its $69 billion acquisition of cloud software maker VMware.

The deal has finally gone through, despite regulatory approval obstacles posed by China.

The combined company will focus on helping enterprises create and modernize their private and hybrid cloud environments.

VMware will continue to offer its catalog of cloud and Edge software.

Broadcom first made a bid to buy the company in May 2022. The proposal raised some concern among VMware users, as it was unclear which product lines Broadcom would continue to support, with the company having a history of acquiring businesses and selling off parts shortly after.

Broadcom CEO Hock Tan said that Broadcom will not be doing this with VMware. The company has committed to investing $2 billion a year in the company, half of which will be used for R&D, the other half for the “deployment of VMware solutions through VMware and partner professional services.”

He added: “Broadcom has a long track record of investing in the businesses we acquire to drive sustainable growth, and that will continue with VMware for the benefit of the stakeholders we serve.”

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