Stats of the Day: #3

Is there a Halloween effect in UK merger control?

I ask because, of merger cases opened  by the CMA in the month of October in the years since 2013, nearly


have been referred for a Phase 2 in-depth investigation.

This is nearly twice the figure for the other 11 months of the year.

Posted October 4th 2021

This is the latest in my series of short notes looking at UK merger control statistics relevant to companies and investors.

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