Lessons Learned From GlobalWafers’ Failed Bid for Siltronic (and What It Means for Future M&A Deals in Germany)

The Real Deal Podcast

What went wrong with the German government's review of Taiwan's GlobalWafers failed EUR 4.35 billion takeover of German chip supplier Siltronic? Is Germany alone in taking a more vigilant approach to foreign direct investment (FDI) screening?

Host Julie-Anna Needham discusses all this and more with Jacob Parry, senior reporter at PaRR/Dealreporter, and Francesca Micheletti, deputy bureau chief - Brussels at PaRR and Dealreporter. Dealcast is presented by Mergermarket and SS&C Intralinks.

In this episode, you'll learn about:

  • Why – and how – the German government obstructed the deal
  • FDI screening rising across Europe Impacts of the semiconductor shortage on the sector
  • Tech deals as a national security issue: the new normal