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Announced CMA Phase 1 investigation into VMware acquisition by Broadcom

On 25 January 2023, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced its decision to launch a merger inquiry into the acquisition by Broadcom Inc., a supplier of semiconductor and infrastructure software products, of VMware Inc., a provider of multi-cloud services. The CMA will analyse whether the merger would result in a substantial lessening of competition in the semiconductor sector. The CMA stated that it would issue its preliminary findings and decide whether to open the Phase 2 investigation until 22 March 2023.

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Scope

Policy Area
Competition
Policy Instrument
Merger control regulation
Regulated Economic Activity
semiconductors
Implementation Level
national
Government Branch
executive
Government Body
competition authority

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2022-11-21
in consultation

On 21 November 2022, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced its investigation of …

2022-12-06
processing consultation

On 6 December 2022, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) closed the consultation regardin…

2023-01-25
under deliberation

On 25 January 2023, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced its decision to launch…