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Comment: Z Holdings-LINE's conditional clearance shows new JFTC approach to digital deals

By Sachiko Sakamaki
  • 07 Aug 2020 02:50
  • 07 Aug 2020 02:50
The merger between Z Holdings, which owns Yahoo Japan, and popular messaging-app LINE was conditionally approved this week (see here), in a move that demonstrated the Japanese regulator's willingness to take a new approach to concerns that may arise in deals involving emerging digital companies. 

In an unusually exhaustive review for a first-phase

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