Could Regulatory Actions Impact the Future of the UK Innovation Ecosystem?
Jan. 31, 2022 – Could Regulatory Actions Impact the Future of the UK Innovation Ecosystem?
On November 30, 2021, the CMA blocked Facebook’s US$400 million acquisition of Giphy, raising questions not just about the future of M&A in the UK, but also the future for innovators looking for a Big Tech exit there as well.
In this exclusive conversation, Competition Policy International invited author and contributor Daniel Sokol (Gould School of Law, USC) to revisit his recent critique “No Exit: A Threat to Venture Capital, Entrepreneurship and Innovation,” together with Pinar Ozcan (Oxford University), Dom Hallas (COADEC), and John Spindler (Capital Enterprise).
They dived deeper into what the article proposes are some benefits that venture capitalism in particular, and vibrant M&A activity in general, can bring to competition and innovation as a whole.