Analog Devices’ Acquisition of Linear Technology Corporation


This $14.8 billion dollar transaction was completed after regulatory review in multiple jurisdictions, including the United States and China.

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Counsel for Analog Devices Inc. retained Cornerstone Research to evaluate the competitive effects associated with Analog Devices’ proposed acquisition of Linear Technology Corporation and to assist with regulatory review in the United States and China. Both companies specialize in high-performance analog semiconductors.

Analog Devices announced the agreement to acquire Linear Technology for $14.8 billion in July 2016. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission granted approval without a second request. The parties completed the acquisition in March 2017, after approval by China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM).

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