Amazon’s Deliveroo deal could face CMA probe

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Amazon’s investment into online food fulfilment business Deliveroo has been thrown into doubt by the competition watchdog.

The Competition and Markets Authority has put the brakes on the deal and said it “has reasonable grounds for suspecting” that the planned cash injection will “result in Amazon and Deliveroo ceasing to be distinct”.

The CMA has issued an initial enforcement order, which puts the brakes on the deal while it decides whether or not to launch a full investigation.

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