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A U.K. agency pumped the brakes on Illumina’s planned $1.2 billion acquisition of Pacific Biosciences. Photo courtesy of Illumina.

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UK Agency Asks Illumina and Pacific to Address Its Concerns

Failure of Merging Cos to Comply Would Result In a More In-Depth Analysis

A U.K. competition watchdog said on June 18 that Illumina’s planned $1.2 billion acquisition of Pacific Biosciences raises anti-competitive concerns, at a minimum delaying the deal.

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