BRUSSELS, April 6 (Reuters) - Mastercard said on Monday that it hopes to complete its acquisition of a part of Scandinavian payments group Nets before the end of the second quarter despite scrutiny of the deal by the European Commission at the request of six countries.
The U.S. group said it disagreed with the Commission’s view that the deal could have an adverse effect on competition in the UK or any EU country and has been working with the EU antitrust watchdog to expedite the merger review. (Reporting by Foo Yun Chee Editing by David Goodman )
Reuters Breakingviews is the world's leading source of agenda-setting financial insight. As the Reuters brand for financial commentary, we dissect the big business and economic stories as they break around the world every day. A global team of about 30 correspondents in New York, London, Hong Kong and other major cities provides expert analysis in real time.
Sign up for a free trial of our full service at https://www.breakingviews.com/trial and follow us on Twitter @Breakingviews and at www.breakingviews.com. All opinions expressed are those of the authors.