(Bloomberg) -- The European Union may include purchase prices in the criteria used to trigger its antitrust probes, in a bid to catch more data-heavy transactions in serious merger reviews in another warning shot to Silicon Valley.
The European Commission said Friday the EU’s revenue-based rules mean some deals can currently avoid scrutiny when the target company doesn’t have significant sales even if it “already plays a competitive role, holds commercially valuable data, or has a considerable market potential for other reasons.”
Register or login for access to this item and much more
All Information Management content is archived after seven days.
Community members receive:
- All recent and archived articles
- Conference offers and updates
- A full menu of enewsletter options
- Web seminars, white papers, ebooks
Already have an account? Log In
Don't have an account? Register for Free Unlimited Access