Antitrust agency investigates Kustomer takeover by Facebook

The German Federal Cartel Office wants to investigate the impact of Facebook’s takeover of US startup Kustomer on the German market. “Our preliminary examination has shown that Kustomer is also active in Germany,” Kartellamt chief Andreas Mundt said on Thursday. He said the planned takeover fell within the scope of German merger control and would have to be notified by Facebook to the Cartel Office for examination.

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