Xerox Corporation, the global provider of document production equipment and related services, gained regulatory approval in the EU to acquire an IT services company on 19 January 2010. The American target company, Affiliated Computer Services, provides a range of business process and information technology outsourcing services to commercial and government clients around the world. Following scrutiny of the deal under the EU Merger Regulation, the European Commission concluded that the parties’ respective IT services had very different focuses and the merger was unlikely to have serious anticompetitive consequences