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Axinn Guides VMware in $69B Broadcom Acquisition

 |  November 22, 2023

Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP played a pivotal role in the $69 billion acquisition of VMware, Inc. by Broadcom, marking one of the largest tech mergers in history.

Today, Broadcom, a global tech leader, announced the successful closure of its $69 billion acquisition of VMware, Inc., a key player in virtualization software. Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP, serving as global lead antitrust counsel to VMware, facilitated the process by securing regulatory clearances in over 10 jurisdictions.

Axinn’s 18-month effort, in collaboration with global co-counsel at Gibson Dunn, navigated VMware through rigorous reviews, including a Second Request review by the Federal Trade Commission in the U.S. and clearances from the European Commission, the UK Competition and Markets Authority, the Korea Fair Trade Commission, and others.

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Lead Axinn partner John Harkrider congratulated VMware on the milestone and expressed gratitude for the meticulous regulatory review. The legal teams at VMware, Gibson Dunn, and Broadcom’s global regulatory counsel at Cleary Gottlieb worked closely to ensure the deal’s success.

The Axinn team, led by partners John Harkrider, Lisl Dunlop, and Craig Minerva, and counsel James Hunsberger, collaborated with Gibson Dunn’s regulatory team, led by Kristen Limarzi, Sophia Hansell, Ali Nikpay, Attila Borsos, Nick Banasevic, Sébastien Evrard, and Deirdre Taylor, demonstrating effective legal coordination.