In its evaluation of Google’s proposed $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola mobility, the U.S. Department of Justice has called for a “second request”, which essentially means the DOJ is asking for more information to further review the deal.
While Google doesn’t appear to be too worried about the request, they did note this means they wouldn’t be “closing right away”. A post from Google’s Public Policy Blog explains the situation as “pretty routine”, claiming they’ve received similar requests in prior acquisitions.
While this means we won’t be closing right away, we’re confident that the DOJ will conclude that the rapidly growing mobile ecosystem will remain highly competitive after this deal closes. We’ll be working closely and cooperatively with them as they continue their review.