Britain’s competitors watchdog says it is investigating Google’s buy of cloud knowledge analytics firm Looker Information Sciences, including to the regulatory pressures the U.S. tech big is dealing with.
The Competitors and Markets Authority stated Monday that it has invited “any celebration” to touch upon whether or not the transaction would “end in a considerable lessening of competitors” within the U.Ok. market.
Google stated in June it deliberate to purchase Looker, which helps prospects “visualize knowledge,” for $2.6 billion in money to bolster its Google Cloud service.
The deal was anticipated to shut by the tip of the 12 months.
Google didn’t instantly remark.
It has come beneath tighter scrutiny on numerous fronts within the U.S., the place authorities at each the state and federal stage have opened investigations into tech giants.
Google buys analytics startup Looker to bolster its cloud
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