Merger

CMA Begins Phase 2 Probe Of Vodafone Merger With Three UK

Deadline expired for Vodafone to allay CMA concerns over merger with Three UK. In-depth Phase 2 investigation begins

2 months ago

UK Gives Three, Vodafone Five Days To Avoid In-Depth Merger Probe

CMA concerned the merger would lead to a 'substantial lessening of competition' and result in higher prices for consumers

2 months ago

China’s JD.com Considers Bid For UK Retailer Currys

Currys may be focus of bidding war after rejected bid by US investment firm Elliott as e-commerce giant JD.com considers…

3 months ago

Amazon Abandons $1.4bn iRobot Buy Amidst EU Opposition

Amazon calls off deal to buy iRobot for $1.4bn after EU raises concerns over competition in market for home devices

4 months ago

Adobe Abandons Figma Buy In Face Of EU, UK Probes

Adobe terminates acquisition of cloud design software maker Figma amidst mounting regulatory challenges in EU, UK

5 months ago

Microsoft Completes $75bn Activision Blizzard Buyout

CMA criticises Microsoft's conduct during antitrust probe after structural change to deal allows it to clinch regulatory approval

7 months ago

Vodafone, Three Merger: Industry Reaction

Merger to create the largest mobile operator in the UK draws reaction from industry experts and commentators

12 months ago

Vodafone, Three Merger To Create UK’s Biggest Mobile Operator

Vodafone UK will own 51 percent of combined entity with Three UK, as challenge to EE and Virgin Media O2…

12 months ago

US FTC Seeks Injunction Blocking Microsoft-Activision Deal

US FTC seeks preliminary injunction and temporary restraining order to prevent Microsoft and Activision from pushing deal through

12 months ago

EU Approves Viasat Inmarsat Merger

European blessing. Last remaining regulatory hurdle cleared, allowing proposed merger of Viasat and Inmarsat

1 year ago

UK’s CMA Approves Viasat Inmarsat Merger

UK watchdog greenlights proposed merger of Viasat and Inmarsat, finding there is sufficient competition in the market

1 year ago

Virgin Media O2 In Talks Over £3bn CityFibre Bid – Report

Talks have reportedly begun between Virgin Media O2 and Cityfibre over a possible takeover worth £3 billion

1 year ago

Vodafone, Three Near Final Merger Agreement – Report

UK merger between Vodafone and Three could be announced this month, as both work to address potential antitrust issues

1 year ago

UK Competition Watchdog Probes $61bn Broadcom-VMware Buy

UK follows EU in launching initial investigation of $61 billion Broadcom deal to buy VMware amidst closer attention to big…

2 years ago

UK To Probe Viasat’s Inmarsat Acquisition

In-depth phase two investigation of Viasat's Inmarsat deal officially confirmed by UK regulator, after finding competition concerns last week

2 years ago

Vodafone Confirms Merger Talks With Three UK

Potential merger between the UK's third and fourth largest mobile networks will likely face intense regulatory scrutiny

2 years ago

OneWeb Confirms Merger With Eutelsat

UK government welcomes merger of OneWeb and Eutelsat as positive news for UK taxpayers, and confirms it will retain national…

2 years ago

Canada To Examine Network Resiliency In Rogers-Shaw Merger

Canada industry minister says government will take network resiliency into account in proposed Rogers-Shaw merger with Shaw following unprecedented outage

2 years ago

Twitter Board To ‘Enforce’ Elon Musk Merger Agreement

Legal action ahead? Elon Musk's takeover agreement of Twitter will be enforced says board of directors, as deal remains 'on…

2 years ago

Vodafone In Merger Talks With Three UK – Report

Vodafone is reportedly in talks to merge its UK operations with Three UK, which is owned by Hong Kong-based CK…

2 years ago

German Minister Urges Tougher EU Antitrust Action

Must get tougher? German minister urges EC to consider breaking up companies for serious antitrust breaches, amid antitrust reform proposals

2 years ago

NortonLifeLock, Avast Merger Faces UK Competition Probe

NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec) merger with London-listed Avast under threat after UK's CMA signals deeper investigation

2 years ago

Citrix Merges With Tibco In $16.5bn Deal

After years of activist shareholder pressure, Citrix is being acquired by a private equity group and will then be merged…

2 years ago

NortonLifeLock, Avast To Merge Into Antivirus Goliath

NortonLifeLock, the entity formerly known as Symantec, is to merge with Avast to create antivirus juggernaut for the consumer sector

3 years ago

Microsoft’s £11bn AI Deal Approved By US Regulators

Microsoft's £11bn deal to buy artificial intelligence and speech recognition pioneer Nuance Communications passes review by US antitrust regulators

3 years ago

Virgin Media, O2 Merger Achieves Final Clearance By CMA

CMA gives its official blessing to merger of O2 and Virgin Media, after being 'reassured that competition … will remain…

3 years ago

UK Regulator Provisionally Approves Virgin, O2 Merger

CMA gives provisionally blessing to the 50/50 merger between Virgin Media and O2, after initial concerns over backhaul pricing

3 years ago

Intel Urged To Consider Strategic Options

Activist shareholder urges Intel to consider its strategic options, and whether it should outsource chip production to third parties

3 years ago

Just Eat Takeaway Acquisition Of Grubhub Creates Global Player

Just Eat Takeaway's deal to buy Chicago-based Grubhub for £5.8bn does little to consolidate delivery market, but could fuel further…

4 years ago

Virgin Media And O2 Join Forces In Joint Venture

Major UK telecom shakeup...O2's ownership odyssey continues, with confirmation it is to merge with Virgin Media to take on the…

4 years ago