Funny Figures

There is sometimes a big difference between how the market values a company and what a company will pay to acquire it.

There is sometimes a big difference between how the market values a company and what a company will pay to acquire it.

 

In July 2004, Motorola Semiconductor went public with the shares priced at $13 putting a value on the company of $5.2 billion.

 

In September 2006, with the shares standing at $40, a private equity consortium bought Freescale – the re-named Motorola Semiconductors – for  $17.6 billion.

 

In May 2011, Freescale was IPO’d at $18 a share valuing the company at $5.4 billion.

 

In January 2015 NXP bought Freescale for $12 billion

 


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