Why did Softbank pay so much for ARM? Because it’s worth it

Why did Softbank pay so much for ARM? Because it’s worth it
by Gus Richard on 07-24-2016 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedSoftbank’s acquisition of ARM Holdings was not only unexpected, but also the valuation was astonishingly high. Softbank is acquiring ARM for $32.2B or 23x CY15 revenue and 46x CY16 earnings. This was a 46% premium to the prior day’s closing price before the announcement of the acquisition. The questions to ask are:… Read More


Not-so-ulterior motive leads SoftBank to ARM

Not-so-ulterior motive leads SoftBank to ARM
by Don Dingee on 07-19-2016 at 4:00 pm

This week’s £24.3B offer for ARM Holdings plc from SoftBank has been widely viewed as Brexit reflexit. It did firm up in the preceding two weeks, but this acquisition offer has been years in the making – and if it sticks, one SoftBank motive many analysts and editors are missing comes front and center.… Read More