Wireless nightmares: Google's $12.5 billion acquisition gets rejected

(Editor's Note: The below is simply a possible outcome--one of many. It is intended as a lighthearted look at a possible executive nightmare. Meaning, this is not real.)

Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha:
Google's $12.5 billion acquisition gets rejected

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  Sanjay Jha

The Department of Justice said in September that it wants more information on Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) proposed $12.5 billion acquisition of in Motorola Mobility (NYSE:MMI). While Google described the request for more information as "routine," the Justice Department makes such requests in only around 4 percent of all transactions, according to AllThingsD.

For Sanjay Jha, if the deals fall through, it would be an enormous setback, financially and strategically. Motorola maneuvered Google into raising its bid price 33 percent before Google eventually settled on $12.5 billion, according to a regulatory filing. Jha and Motorola would stand to lose substantially, though Google would pay Motorola a $2.5 billion breakup fee. Motorola would also lose its safety net and would once again be a mid-level smartphone maker struggling to capture market share.   


Wireless nightmares: Google's $12.5 billion acquisition gets rejected