IBM walks away from £870m T-Systems mainframe deal amid competition concerns

www.theregister.co.uk | 6/7/2019 | Staff
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The proposed buy of T-Systems' mainframe unit by IBM has withered amid competition concerns from the German cartel office.

The reportedly €860m (£870m/$975m) agreement first emerged in mid-January. T-Systems told us it was not selling the unit, although some 400 employees were expected to transfer to Big Blue. The German competition regulator described the thing as an acquisition.

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However, the integrator, a division of Deutsche Telekom, claimed it would continue to "offer" services and "supply" them to customers with IBM providing a "share of services".

The Bundeskartellamt – the authority that already delayed the deal – said today that IBM has "withdrawn its notification of plans to acquire essential hard and software as well as personnel from the mainframe service business of T-Systems International".

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The regulator added that it had made it clear to both businesses that there were "preliminary competition concerns" about the...
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