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Comment: Opposition to Google's Fitbit move leaves Australia as a global M&A outlier

By Laurel Henning and James Panichi
  • 25 Mar 2021 22:46
  • 29 Mar 2021 21:08
When Australia’s competition watchdog first placed Google’s $2.1 billion acquisition of smartwatch maker Fitbit under the microscope, the review was emblematic of the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission’s drive for greater international cooperation on global deals.

The ACCC deliberately aligned its deadlines with those of other jurisdictions and Australia’s top enforcement official, Rod

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