EU Sent Questionnaires About Microsoft-LinkedIn Deal to Rivals

ENLARGE The logo of Microsoft is pictured in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France, on Aug. 8. Photo: Reuters By Natalia Drozdiak Natalia Drozdiak The Wall Street Journal CANCEL Biography @nat_droz natalia.drozdiak@wsj.com Updated Oct. 22, 2016 10:14 a.m. ET 8 COMMENTS BRUSSELS—In their review of Microsoft Corp. MSFT 4.21 % ’s $26 billion acquisition of LinkedIn Corp. LNKD -0.15 % , European Union antitrust regulators are attempting to measure the rough value of the professional network’s data and whether rival sites can replicate it, according to a person familiar with the matter. The European Commission, the bloc’s antitrust authority, has sent out questionnaires to competitors as part of its standard merger review process after the companies formally registered the deal with the EU last week, people familiar with the matter said. The commission has…


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