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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Lenovo's $2.9 billion purchase of Motorola is now complete


Motorola Mobility - A Lenovo company

Lenovo's acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google has finally been completed, nearly ten months after the companies first announced the deal. The purchase was made for $2.91 billion ($660 million in cash, $750 million of ordinary Lenovo shares, and a three-year promissory note worth $1.5 billion)

The finalization of the deal was announced by a Lenovo press release, which which details the main strengths of Motorola and its portfolio of noteworthy devices like the Moto X, Moto G, Moto E and DROID series along with the newly announced Google Nexus 6. Motorola will be a fully-owned subsidiary of Lenovo, with its CEO Rick Osterloh continuing in his executive position. The company's HQ will remain in Chicago.

According to Lenovo, this purchase will allow them to stir the current state of affairs on the smartphone market. Motorola's "built solid momentum" will surely aid Lenovo in its quest for even better financial results and higher sales. Thus, the China-based owner of Moto hopes that it will sell more than 100 million devices this year, because of its "shared momentum in emerging markets, and Motorola’s strong foothold in mature markets like the U.S."

Liu Jun, president of Lenovo, Yang Yuanqing, Lenovo Chairman and CEO,  and Rick Osterloh, President and COO of Motorola
Liu Jun, president of Lenovo, Yang Yuanqing, Lenovo Chairman and CEO,
and Rick Osterloh, President and COO of Motorola

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