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Comment: Zoom’s Five9 buy may set off ‘killer acquisition’ alarm bells in EU

By Natalie McNelis and Andrew Boyce
  • 20 Jul 2021 07:32
  • 21 Jul 2021 10:25
Zoom’s acquisition of cloud contact center company Five9 would normally fly under the EU’s radar, but nowadays, anything that sets off the “killer acquisition” alarm is vulnerable to review.

Video conferencing powerhouse Zoom said on Sunday that it's buying Five9 in an all-stock deal worth about $14.7 billion (see here).

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Natalie McNelis

Senior Correspondent

Natalie McNelis covers mergers for MLex in Brussels. Before joining MLex in 2017, she spent 20 years as an international trade and competition lawyer in law firms including Stibbe and WilmerHale. Natalie has a BA in English from Mount Holyoke College, a JD from Harvard Law School and an LLM in EU law from KU Leuven. She is admitted to the bar in New York.

Andrew Boyce


Andrew is a reporter covering merger reviews and competition policy for MLex in Brussels. He joined MLex in 2015 and holds a degree and a master’s degree in history from the University of Liverpool.

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