EC issues Statement of Objections in Amazon-iRobot merger

The European Commission, has issued a Statement of Objections, in relation to Amazon’s acquisition of iRobot, wherein it has provisionally concluded that the acquisition is likely to result in restricting competition in the market for the manufacturing & supply of Robot Vacuum Cleaners and would allow Amazon to strengthen its position in the market for online marketplace services to third-party sellers and/or other data-related markets.