Amazons $1.7B iRobot acquisition scrutinized by UK on competition grounds

News Summary

  • The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is currently mulling over an official investigation into its iRobot deal, though notably the FTC did greenlight Amazon’s $3.9 billion One Medical acquisition.As for the U.K., it currently has a bunch of antitrust deals to contend with.
  • In its domestic market, meanwhile, Amazon is already in the regulators’ crosshairs as part of a multifaceted investigation covering acquisitions, competition, privacy and more.
  • Microsoft’s bumper $68.7 billion bid for Activision is also in the CMA’s line of sight, as is Broadcom’s planned $61 billion VMware acquisition.
The U.K.s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has confirmed that its assessing Amazons proposed acquisition of robot vacuum maker iRobot.The case is still at its earliest possible stage, wher [+2673 chars]