In April, it became known that Microsoft was going to buy an artificial intelligence company Nuance Communications for $ 16 billion.
Transactions of this kind must go through the approval procedure by the regulatory authorities of the countries whose interests they affect. According to the source, the purchase of Nuance by Microsoft has already been approved in the United States.
Nuance announced last Friday that the deadline for the US government to file an objection to the deal expired on June 1. The company said in a statement that the expiration “satisfies one of the conditions for completing the transaction.”
A Microsoft spokesman said the deal is undergoing regulatory review in other jurisdictions and should be completed in late 2021. If completed successfully, it will be Microsoft’s second-largest acquisition after LinkedIn’s 2016 acquisition for $ 26.2 billion.