iRobot And Amazon Deal Faces Half-Hearted European Commission Objections


  • The iRobot Corporation deal to be acquired by, Inc. deal has faced numerous obstacles, including a second request from the FTC and an in-depth investigation by the European Commission.
  • Reuters initially reported that the deal would be cleared unconditionally, but later sent a statement of objection to the acquisition.
  • The objections raised by the European Commission focus on Amazon potentially hindering vacuum-cleaning competition and gaining benefits from additional data gathered from iRobot’s users.

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The iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) deal with, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has been a rollercoaster ride. The company received a second request from the FTC on September 19, 2022. The U.K. CMA cleared

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