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US DoJ Requests Additional Information from Motorola and Google Concerning Acquisition Deal

Google’s $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola has drawn the attention of the U.S Department of Justice, which is now asking the companies for detailed information regarding the deal.

Motorola disclosed that the US DoJ’s anti trust division requested the compamy to hand over "additional information and documentary material" relating to the acquisition.

The mobile giant also stated that the DoJ has been in touch with Google to gather more information pertaining to the deal.

According to a regulatory filing by Motorola, both companies will “respond expeditiously” and “fully cooperate” with the Justice Department.

The deal between Google and Motorola, first announced in August, is likely to be finalised towards the end of this year.

“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,” Google stated in a blog post.

“We’ll be working closely and cooperatively with them as they continue their review,” the company added.

Google also stated that the DoJ’s request was nothing out of the ordinary - a routine query that almost every big acquisition needs to go through.