Commission Approval For Microsoft’s $7.5 Billion Github Acquisition CASE M.8994 – MICROSOFT / GITHUB

January 2019

CPI EU News Column edited by Thibault Schrepel, Sam Sadden & Jan Roth (CPI) presents:

Commission Approval For Microsoft’s $7.5 Billion Github Acquisition CASE M.8994 – MICROSOFT / GITHUB By Pim Jansen (Van Doorne N.V.)1

On October 19, 2018, following its phase I investigation, the European Commission (“Commission”) approved the proposed acquisition of GitHub Inc. (“GitHub”) by Microsoft Corporation (“Microsoft”). This short analysis aims to provide further insight into the Commission’s decision. I will first provide a summary of the relevant facts, followed…

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