Four years after Softbank's acquisition of arm, the world's largest mobile CPU IP licensing company, recently came the news that arm would sell arm. At present, the most likely partner is NVIDIA, but the latest news said Softbank will not sell arm completely and will still consider holding arm shares or IPO arm company.
According to previous reports, NVIDIAI are in talks to buy its British chip design subsidiary ARM Softbank Corp. in cash and stock,The deal valued arm at more than $32 billion.
Softbank Corp. sold ARM reportedly to raise money, and last year it lost 700 billion yen because of inadvertent investment, ARM could sell at least $32 billion, higher than its 2016 purchase price.
However, according to Japanese media reports, Softbank will not sell all of arm, and will still consider holding shares in arm company. At the same time, it does not rule out IPO listing, but Softbank will also hold arm shares in this case.
Softbank Corp. is in talks with NVIDIA to acquire ARM shares in two ways, according to sources,One is that after NV acquired arm, Softbank will acquire shares of NVIDIA company; the other is that NV and arm will exchange shares, Softbank will become the main shareholder of the merged company.