AMD Announces Plan To Acquire Europe’s Largest Private AI Lab, Shares Gain

AMD Announces Plan to Acquire Europe’s Largest Private AI Lab, Shares GainImage courtesy of 
Advanced Micro Devices (Nasdaq: )  today its plans to acquire Silo AI, Europe’s largest private AI lab, in a move that bolsters its position in the rapidly growing artificial intelligence market.

The all-cash transaction, valued at approximately $665 million, is expected to close in the second half of 2024. This strategic acquisition aligns with AMD’s goal to deliver comprehensive end-to-end AI solutions and intensifies its competition with  (Nasdaq: ).

Silo AI Acquisition Will Strengthen AMD’s Foothold in the Enterprise AI Market
Silo AI, headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, with operations across Europe and North America, specializes in developing enterprise-focused AI solutions.

The company is known for its state-of-the-art open-source multilingual large language models (LLMs) and counts major corporations like Allianz, Philips, Rolls-Royce, and Unilever among its clients. Silo AI’s expertise in training AI models on AMD platforms makes it a valuable addition to AMD’s AI portfolio.The acquisition is set to enhance AMD’s AI software capabilities and accelerate the development and deployment of AMD-powered AI models and solutions.

It will also strengthen AMD’s foothold in the enterprise AI market and expand its presence in Europe’s AI ecosystem. Silo AI’s team of AI scientists and engineers will join AMD’s workforce, with CEO Peter Sarlin continuing to lead the team as part of AMD’s Artificial Intelligence Group.

AMD Stock Gains on Silo AI Deal News
As news of the acquisition broke, AMD’s stock saw a positive reaction in the market. As of 9:47 AM EDT, AMD shares were trading at $180.77, up $3.67 or 2.07%. The company’s market capitalization stood at $286.25 billion, with a trailing twelve-month  of 256.67 and a forward P/E of 51.81.AMD’s stock has shown strong performance, with a year-to-date return of 22.55%, outpacing the S&P 500’s 17.22% gain. The company’s one-year return of 59.63% and five-year return of 444.96% have significantly outperformed the broader market. Analysts maintain a positive outlook on AMD, with the majority rating it as a Strong Buy or Buy, although the current stock price has surpassed the average analyst target of $173.88.This acquisition marks AMD’s latest move in a series of strategic investments in the AI sector.

Over the past 12 months, the company has invested over $125 million across a dozen AI companies and acquired firms like and .

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Author: Travis Esquivel

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