Britain to probe Nvidia’s $40 bn deal to buy Arm

Britain’s competition regulator said on Wednesday it would start an investigation into Nvidia Corp’s $40 billion deal to buy UK-based chip designer Arm Holdings.
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“The CMA is likely to consider whether, following the takeover, Arm has an incentive to withdraw, raise prices or reduce the quality of its IP licensing services to NVIDIA’s rivals,” the Competition and Markets Authority said.

Nvidia struck a deal with Japan’s Softbank Group in September for Arm.