UK Merger Spotlight

Below is my current shortlist of the most interesting recent articles relevant to mergers and UK merger control.

In the comments box below please feel free to share the best recent article you’ve read on merger control.

The ‘Failing Firm’ Defence Rides Again

Rosamund Browne and colleagues look at the recent Freshways/Medina case – an unusual Phase 1 clearance – here.

(Posted here May 2022)

Changes To The UK Merger Control Regime

Simon Pritchard and colleagues look here at the Government’s proposed reforms to the merger regime.

(Posted here April 2022)

EC Clearance/UK Prohibition

Ali Nikpay and colleagues take a look (here) at the recent Cargotec/Konecranes merger case, abandoned after prohibition by the CMA.

(Posted here April 2022)

Entertaining Decisions

Here, Kiran Desai asks what changed to enable the CMA to clear the Sony/AWAL transaction at Phase 2

(Posted here March 2022)

Another Asylum Appeal Ahead?

In this article Alex Stratakis says the CMA’s new decision on the appealed JD Sports/Footasylum merger breaks new ground.

(Posted here February 2022)

What Chance Further Telcom Consolidation In The UK?

Nick Wood looks behind Ofcom’s recent statements in this short piece.

The Rewheel research to which the article refers is summarised here.

(Posted here February 2022)

Merger Control: Are The UK And EC Still In Step?

Simon Pritchard and colleagues look at the picture since the UK left the EU. Link here.

(Posted here February 2022)

The Impact of Brexit on UK M&A

In this article Stephen Kon examines the impact that Brexit has (and hasn’t) had on UK M&A.

(Posted here January 2022)

Understanding The Economics Of Platforms

Here Rosa Abrantes-Metz and colleagues present a non-technical guide.

(Posted here January 2022)

Private Equity vs Corporate Acquirers

Philip Whitchelo looks at why private equity’s share of deals has been increasing. Link here.

(Posted here January 2022)


The shortlist is updated regularly. 

If you have an article or paper that you would like to suggest for the Spotlight please drop me a line.

Material contained in the shortlisted articles expresses the views of the authors of the articles and does not imply endorsement or agreement.

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