Swedish automotive technological know-how company Veoneer will maintain formal talks with Qualcomm about an acquisition bid from the chip-maker, Veoneer introduced Sunday (Aug. 8).
A current present from Qualcomm is possible to constitute a “top-quality bid” less than the terms of a previous acquisition bid Veoneer’s board experienced approved, pending shareholder approval, with Magna Global Inc., the release said.
In spite of engaging Qualcomm, Veoneer “has not withdrawn or modified its recommendation that the stockholders of Veoneer vote in favor of the acceptance of the merger (with Magna),” the announcement states.
Veoneer mentioned in its announcement that terminating the offer with Magna would demand payment of a $110 million termination rate.
Qualcomm’s present could “moderately be anticipated to end result in a ‘Superior Proposal’, as defined beneath the phrases of Veoneer’s merger agreement with Magna,” the board reported in a statement.
“As a outcome of the Board’s perseverance, Veoneer may well beneath the phrases of the Merger Agreement have interaction in conversations with Qualcomm dependent on the Qualcomm Proposal and Veoneer intends to do so.”
Reuters noted that Qualcomm’s $4.6 billion bid for Veoneer would symbolize an 18.4 per cent premium in excess of Magna’s.
Magna declined a ask for to remark on the Qualcomm offer, Reuters claimed.
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The bidding for Veoneer comes on the heels of two key announcements in the automotive engineering sector.
On July 14, Toyota included mobility companies to its fleet of self-driving automobiles. On July 15, driverless motor vehicle startup Aurora, financed by Uber and Amazon, introduced it would go general public through a SPAC merger.
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