The final decision is expected by August 9. Broadcom stock rose 0.5% before the opening. The CMA has said that it is “provisionally” of the opinion that the merger “may not result in a significant lessening in competition” in the U.K. This comes after European Union approved the $61 billion merger . Broadcom expects the deal to be closed in its current fiscal. VMware shares are on track to reach their highest price since October 2021. Broadcom stock is up 42.4% over the last three months, and the S&P500 SPX +0.71% is up 9.6%.