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Google, Facebook deals for Fitbit, Giphy could face scrutiny in Brazil

By Flavia Fortes and Ana Paula Candil
  • 22 Jul 2020 10:36
  • 22 Jul 2020 10:40
Google’s proposed acquisition of fitness tracker Fitbit and Facebook’s bid for animated image company Giphy are under consideration by antitrust officials for potential review in Brazil, MLex has learned.

The Brazilian competition authority is in touch with the tech giants to learn more about the deals and determine whether it will require

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Flavia Fortes

Global Head of Mergers


Flavia writes about merger control, antitrust enforcement and litigation in the U.S. and Brazil. Before joining MLex, Flavia worked as an Antitrust Consultant in the Federal Trade Commission's Office of International Affairs and as a Research Fellow for the American Antitrust Institute. She has written on the intersection of antitrust law and intellectual property law in technology-driven and innovative markets.

Ana Paula Candil

Senior Correspondent, Latin America


Ana Paula joined MLex in Brazil in 2014 writing about antitrust investigations and merger reviews. Prior to that, she worked for several trade publications and in TV. She lived in Washington DC, where she worked for Al Jazeera English in 2010. She studied journalism and holds a postgraduate diploma in International Business Management from the George Brown College in Toronto and a Master of Business Administration diploma in government relations from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV).

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