Eric Schmidt, Google’s CEO, Confident DoubleClick Deal Will Be Approved

Google In ‘Good Shape’ Awaiting OK On DoubleClick Buy – CEO from SmartMoney reports that Google’s CEO, Eric Schmidt, is very confident the DoubleClick acquisition will be approved by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

Schmidt said at Google Analyst Day that Google is in “good shape” for the deal to be approved. He added:

It is possible it could be approved by the end of the year, it is possible it could take longer.

The European Commission makes their decision by November 13th.

For past coverage of this deal, see the Google Acquisitions archive.

Related Topics: Channel: Industry | Google: Acquisitions

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