(Reuters) – Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc on Monday urged Broadcom Ltd to enter into direct negotiations on its $117 billion offer for the company, and said the two sides had made progress on regulatory and other issues at a meeting last week.
In a letter to Broadcom Chief Executive Hock Tan, Qualcomm proposed arranging a meeting focused on price as soon as mutually convenient for both parties.
The letter comes ahead of a showdown on March 6, when Qualcomm shareholders are scheduled to elect an 11-member board and decide whether to hand control to a slate of six nominees put forward by Broadcom.
In a meeting with Broadcom on Friday, Qualcomm proposed a reverse termination fee of 9 percent of enterprise value, if Broadcom fails to win regulatory approvals.
Source : Reuters