GOOG said they expected the deal to close in early 2012. I would think the end of February to the middle of March is probably the likely outcome. I could easily see it going further out. I expect mid January at the earliest. China will take their sweet time. TXN buyout of NSM was announced 4/4/11 and was okay'd by the DOJ on May 23. China will take their time on MMI probably too.