IANS | 17 Sep, 2023
British chip designing giant Arm, which was valued at almost $60
billion at the open, has jumped about 25 per cent during its first day
of trading after selling shares at $51 a piece in its US initial public
Around 95.5 million shares were sold by the company, which trades under the ticker symbol "ARM", reports CNBC.
investment giant SoftBank, which acquired Arm for $31 billion in 2016,
controls about 90 per cent of shares outstanding.
Arm priced its shares at the upper end of its expected range on Wednesday.
On Thursday, the stock opened at $56.10 and closed at $63.59, the report said.
the company sold $735 million in shares to a group of strategic
investors, including Apple, Google, Nvidia, Samsung, AMD, Intel,
Cadence, Synopsis, Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing
Arm's IPO listing with Nasdaq touted as the year’s biggest. Analysts expect Arm’s IPO to be the biggest of 2023.
company has developed and licensed high-performance, low-cost, and
energy-efficient central processing unit (CPU) products and related
Arm was supposed to be acquired by graphics chip giant
Nvidia for $40 billion in 2020, but the deal was called off in February
2022, owing to “significant regulatory challenges preventing the
consummation of the transaction”.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) had sued to block Nvidia's $40 billion acquisition of Arm from Softbank on antitrust grounds.