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Broadcom CEO: VMware Partners ‘Will Remain Essential’ After Purchase

Hock Tan seems to be trying to convince European regulators to lift the pause on the $61 billion deal.

Kelly Teal

February 10, 2023

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As Broadcom’s acquisition of VMware remains in approvals limbo in Europe, Hock Tan is talking up the benefits of the $61 billion deal, especially as they relate to VMware partners and customers.

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Broadcom’s Hock Tan

On Thursday, the CEO of Broadcom once again took to the company’s blog, which he seems to do whenever regulatory processes hit a snag.

Late last week, news broke that the European Union’s antitrust investigation has stopped the clock on the Broadcom-VMware transaction. Reuters reported that the European Commission has hit pause while waiting for Broadcom to supply requested data. The clock stopped on Jan. 31, effective Jan. 24, according to Reuters.

While it’s unclear what information the European Commission wants, it’s possible it could pertain to VMware partners and customers, since those constitute the main topics of Tan’s new blog.

See the short slideshow above to get the lowdown on Broadcom’s plans for VMware partners and customers, according to Tan.

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Kelly Teal

Contributing Editor, Channel Futures

Kelly Teal has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist, editor and analyst, with longtime expertise in the indirect channel. She worked on the Channel Partners magazine staff for 11 years. Kelly now is principal of Kreativ Energy LLC.

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