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Facebook offers remedies to address EU concerns about Kustomer deal

BRUSSELS, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Facebook (FB.O) has supplied remedies in a bid to safe EU antitrust approval for its acquisition of U.S. customer support startup Kustomer, a European Commission submitting confirmed.

Facebook, now Meta Platforms, submitted its bundle on Wednesday.

The EU competitors enforcer, which didn’t present particulars of the remedies consistent with its coverage, prolonged its determination deadline to Jan. 28. It is predicted to search suggestions from rivals and prospects earlier than deciding whether or not to settle for the supply or demand extra.

The Commission has beforehand stated the deal might harm competitors and reinforce the U.S. social media firm’s energy in internet marketing.

Facebook has received unconditional clearance from regulators within the UK and Australia for the deal.

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Reporting by Foo Yun Chee; Editing by Kirsten Donovan

A smartphone with Meta logo and a 3D printed Facebook logo is placed on a laptop keyboard in this illustration taken October 28, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

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