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Comment: Giphy’s failure fears unlikely to sway UK merger regulator to allow Meta's buyout

By Victoria Ibitoye
  • 07 Sep 2022 15:00
  • 07 Sep 2022 15:00
Giphy is showing ambition with its last-ditch attempt to persuade the UK’s competition watchdog to allow its acquisition by Meta Platforms by highlighting threats to its business if the deal is blocked — but it is unlikely to sway the regulator.

The bar for successfully mounting a "failing firm" defense in the UK

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Victoria Ibitoye

Senior Correspondent


Victoria covers mergers and acquisitions for MLex in London. Prior to joining MLex, Victoria was a city reporter at the Daily Mail covering transport, retail and writing the daily market report. Victoria holds a law degree from the University of Nottingham.

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