Idas clarified a bit yesterday that we don’t actually have any news about what’s going on in the CMA and if their stance on a behavioral remedy has actually changed, but he did say Microsoft had a good day on Thursday.
Everything is still up in the air but I think if we start hearing hints about the CMA taking a behavioral remedy more seriously I think the chances of this deal going through intact skyrocket.
I remain cautiously optimistic. The logical arguments against the acquisition are so weak than I think the legal and political arguments will be forced to follow. But who knows.