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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (December 20, 2007) - Google (NASDAQ: GOOG)Technorati Tags google,doubleclick
today welcomed the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's clearance of its
planned acquisition of DoubleClick Inc., a premier provider of display
ad serving technology and services. Google announced in April 2007 a
definitive agreement to acquire the company for $3.1 billion in cash
from San Francisco-based private equity firm Hellman & Friedman along
with JMI Equity and management.
"The FTC's strong support sends a clear message: this acquisition
poses no risk to competition and will benefit consumers," said Eric
Schmidt, Chairman and CEO, Google. "We hope that the European
Commission will soon reach the same conclusion, and we are confident
that this deal will deliver more relevant ads for consumers, more
choices for advertisers, and more opportunities for website
The acquisition was approved earlier this year by the Australian
Competition and Consumer Commission and was recommended for approval
by one of three Brazilian regulatory agencies. Google cannot close
the acquisition until the European Commission, which is still
examining the transaction, grants clearance of the deal.