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FTC study looks at how big tech's small takeovers escaping competition scrutiny

Thursday 16 September 2021 | 14:30 CET | News
The US Federal Trade Commission has published the results of its investigation into small takeovers by big tech companies. It found that a significant number of the deals analysed would have required a full review by the competition watchdog if certain loopholes did not apply or debt and deferred payments were included in the acquisition price. FTC chair Lina Khan said the regulator will look at whether the process for vetting takeovers needs changes. 

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