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China Regulators Review Huya’s $6 Billion Deal to Buy DouYu

Regulators announced their review of the Huya acquisition of DouYu on Monday.

Regulators announced their review of the Huya acquisition of DouYu on Monday.

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China’s regulators said they are reviewing Huya Inc.’s proposal to acquire game-streaming rival DouYu International Holdings Ltd., part of a crackdown on anti-competitive behavior in the country’s technology industry that throws the $6 billion transaction into question.

Guangzhou-based Huya offered to buy its domestic competitor in October, proposing an all-stock transaction that would have created a combined business valued at about $11 billion at the time. Internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd., a shareholder in both companies, would have had about 68% of the merged business’s voting shares.