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Facebook's move on Kustomer faces Australian competition review

By Laurel Henning
  • 30 Mar 2021 00:29
  • 31 Mar 2021 01:32
Facebook’s plan to acquire customer-service startup Kustomer will face a public merger review in Australia, the country’s competition regulator announced today.
In a market inquiries email (see here), the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, or ACCC, set out six specific areas on which it is seeking feedback by April 22,

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Laurel Henning

Senior Correspondent

Laurel is a senior correspondent specializing in competition law, data privacy and security, in Australia and New Zealand. Laurel reports from Sydney on criminal-cartel legislation and white-collar crime, as well as competition and consumer lawsuits involving companies including Google, Meta Platforms and Apple. While at MLex Laurel has also reported boardroom disputes and shareholder campaigns agitating for changes to company strategy. Laurel joined MLex in 2013 and reported for five years on European energy and climate policies from Brussels. In that time, Laurel covered the regulation of emissions and technological developments pertaining to the energy sector within the EU, as well as the Paris agreement in 2015. A graduate of the University of Liverpool, Laurel studied English and French before beginning a career in journalism with MLex.

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