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Cisco's Acacia buyout under Chinese industry review as SAMR starts outreach

By Yonnex Li
  • 12 Jan 2020 23:16
  • 13 Jan 2020 03:29
US network-equipment maker Cisco's proposed purchase of optical-components supplier Acacia Communications is facing formal feedback from Chinese peers as China's antitrust regulator has started industry outreach as part of its review of the $2.6 billion acquisition, MLex has learned.

The State Administration for Market Regulation, or SAMR, started its survey

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Yonnex Li

Chief Correspondent, Greater China

Yonnex has an MA in Journalism from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, after obtaining a BA in Translation at the same university. At MLex, she writes extensively on antitrust developments in the Greater China region, including investigations, court cases and merger control of international transactions. Prior to joining MLex, she worked as a reporter at the English division of the Hong Kong Economic Journal, providing coverage and analysis on China's banking sector, asset management industry as well as currency and financial reforms.

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