Despite that, there’s never been a huge doubt that the deal will go through, and the latest sign of that comes from a Reuters report which claims that the EU is likely to approve the deal, viewing Microsoft’s proposed licensing’s deals as enough of a concession.
While having these contracts on offer might be enough to get the deal approved with the EU, that doesn’t mean Microsoft is in the clear with the UK’s CMA.
And even though the FTC’s lawsuit technically can’t block the merger, it is certainly creating more roadblocks that Microsoft will have to overcome first.
What happens with this deal is still very much undecided, though Microsoft won’t be stopping anytime soon to get it through.
Source – [Reuters]