DOJ Puts Google's $5.4B Cyber Deal Under The Microscope

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By Bryan Koenig (April 21, 2022, 4:28 PM EDT) — Cybersecurity firm Mandiant disclosed Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Justice had initiated an in-depth investigation into the company’s $5.4 billion acquisition by Google, a move that freezes the review clock for the transaction meant to boost the tech giant’s cloud business.

Mandiant Inc. said in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing that it and Google LLC received a so-called second request for information from the DOJ on April 20, which would have been at the very end of the 30-day waiting period triggered by the deal’s March 21 notification to antitrust authorities.

“Mandiant and Google expect to promptly respond…

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