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EU Commission opens antitrust inquiry into Broadcom’s $61B VMware acquisition

A month after the UK’s Competition Market’s Authority (CMA) announced it was investigating Broadcom’s proposed acquisition of VMware, European antitrust regulators have launched its own probe into the $61 billion deal.

In a statement published on December 20, the European Commission said it “is particularly concerned that the transaction would allow Broadcom to restrict competition in the market for certain hardware components which interoperate with VMware’s software.”

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Source:: Network World – Data Center