LeEco, Vizio abandon $2 billion deal over regulatory concerns

A sign of Le Holdings Co Ltd is seen at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) Asia 2016 in Shanghai, China, May 12, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song

(Reuters) - China's Le Holdings Co Ltd <300104.SZ>, also known as LeEco, abandoned its proposed $2 billion (1.61 billion pounds) acquisition of U.S. consumer electronics company Vizio Inc on Monday, citing "regulatory headwinds."

LeEco and Vizio, however, have struck a new collaboration agreement that includes bringing Vizio products to the Chinese market, according to a brief emailed statement from the Chinese company.

The statement did not elaborate on the regulatory hurdles that prevented the deal from going ahead.

The deal to buy Irvine, California-based Vizio was announced in July.

(Reporting by Ismail Shakil in Bengaluru and Cate Cadell; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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