Not that it should come as a surprise, but over the weekend, the European Commission gave its approval for Microsoft to acquire GitHub. The commission didn’t see any competition concerns with the acquisition, and will not be imposing any conditions on the deal.
Given the tumultuous relationship between Microsoft and the EU in the past, I’m sure this is a welcome sigh of relief. With EU approval, it seems the deal is just a matter of time, given that they usually have the heaviest regulatory hand.
Make sure you check out our initial analysis of the acquisition when it was announced in June.