It was a largely unexpected move and a lot of analysts are doubtful about whether it will get the green light from regulators around the globe. NVIDIA has found a couple of companies that support the deal, but in general, the plan received a lot of criticism from various NVIDIA competitors as well as companies that use the Arm ecosystem.
SoftBank considers IPO for ArmShould the $40 billion deal face insurmountable challenges, or take longer than expected, SoftBank will take a different path. According to a new report from Telegraph, a public offering is a possibility should NVIDIA fail to takeover Arm. Telegraph claims Arm Holdings may pick New York for this potential IPO.
ARM CEO Simon Segars on the other hand denied his company is considering an IPO and said Arm is 100% focused on closing the deal with NVIDIA.
Telegraph also wrote that NVIDIA still needs to submit the necessary paperwork to EU antitrust authorities. This process has presumably been delayed to September as the EU summer holidays start today. A verdict from the European Commission isn't expected until March 2022.