UK’s CMA says Microsoft-Mistral AI tie-up does not call for probe

By Thomson Reuters May 17, 2024 | 6:15 AM

(Reuters) – Britain’s competition watchdog said on Friday the partnership between Microsoft and Mistral AI did not qualify for an investigation.

The announcement comes after the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said in April it was seeking comments on the AI partnerships between the firms, as well as between Amazon and Anthropic.

At the time, the regulator said it had not formed any conclusions on whether the deals fell within UK merger rules or raised competition concerns.

(Reporting by Eva Mathews in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli)