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

Google Inc.’s $12.5 billion acquisition of handset maker Motorola has hit a minor setback after the U.S Department of Justice announced it is going to have a closer look at the details of the deal.

According to a revelation made by Motorola, the US DoJ’s anti trust division has asked the company to hand over "additional information and documentary material" containing the details of the deal.

The mobile giant also disclosed that the DoJ placed a sent similar request to Google.

Motorola, which filed regulatory documents on the matter, has clarified that both companies are going to cooperate with the DoJ, and will provide its full assistance to the scrutiny.

Google, however, explained that the request from DoJ was nothing unusual, and that the watchdog sends such requests whenever an acquisition as big as this one occurs.

“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 said in a blog post.

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