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Broadcom buy of VMware gets final clearance from UK merger enforcers

By Simon Zekaria
  • 21 Aug 2023 12:33
  • 21 Aug 2023 18:09
US chipmaker Broadcom's planned $69 billion buy of cloud computing company VMware has been cleared by the UK merger regulator, giving the technology firms a fresh boost after EU enforcers approved the deal last month.
In a statement (see here), the Competition and Markets Authority said an in-depth review had discovered

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Simon Zekaria

Senior Correspondent

Simon Zekaria is a senior correspondent in London, covering UK regulation. Prior to joining MLex, Simon reported on business news for The Wall Street Journal, including on telecommunications, media, technology and consumer affairs. Simon was also a writer for the WSJ on diverse subjects such as Brexit, UK politics and global sport. Simon was previously a correspondent on competition issues and European politics for Thomson Reuters and Agence France-Presse in Brussels. Simon is a graduate of Edinburgh University, with Masters degrees in literature and law. A French speaker, he has studied at the Sorbonne University, Paris.

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