Mergers

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Economic and econometric analysis are at the heart of modern merger assessment. Theories of harm need to be carefully tested often requiring analysis of vast volumes of data as well as application of cutting-edge economic theory.

Our expertise in economic theory, empirical analysis and data science allows us to help our clients efficiently and effectively navigate the merger review process. Simultaneously, our experience in collating and processing large datasets minimises the burden placed on internal business teams. Our expertise is reflected by our involvement in landmark cases that have set the course of merger control in Europe and around the world.

As well as navigating the merger review itself we can assist in the planning stages of a transaction: identifying competition problems in advance and undertaking pre-emptive work that smooths and speeds up the notification process. As part of this we can also help construct and assess remedies packages that will help mitigate competition concerns.

We provide practical support and rigorous analysis to help navigate the merger review process from initial discussions to final clearance. We have worked on many of the landmark cases that have set the course of current merger control.

Cases

Reichhold/Polynt

2017

Just Eat/Hungryhouse

2017

Qualcomm/NXP

2017

Europcar/Goldcar

2017

SeLoger/Logic-Immo

2017

Europcar/Buchbinder

2017

Advent/Morpho

2017

BP/Woolworths

2017

Avantor/VWR

2017

DFS/Sofology

2017

PMP/IPMG

2017

Atlantia/Abertis

2017

Uber/Yandex

2017

21st Century Fox/Sky

2017

UPS/TNT (Appeal)

2017

ICE/Trayport

2016

Microsoft/LinkedIn

2016

BT/EE

2016

Hutchinson 3G Italy/Wind JV

2016

Deutsche Börse/LSE

2016

Abbott/Alere

2016

Danone/White Wave

2016

Ahold/Delhaize

2016

Verizon/Yahoo

2016

Coral/Ladbrokes

2016

Tullett Prebon/ICAP

2016

Empire/Cineworld

2016

Three/O2

2016

Baker Hughes/Halliburton

2016

VTech/LeapFrog

2016

Vodafone/Liberty Global Dutch JV

2016

Hain Frozen Foods/Orchard House

2016

BCA Marketplace/SMA Vehicle Remarketing

2016

International Paper/Weyerhaeuser Pulp

2016

Whittan Intermediate/Masondixie

2016

Celesio/Sainsbury’s

2016

Whittan Intermediate/Apex Linvar

2016

AAH Pharmaceuticals/MASTA and Sangers

2016

Fnac/Darty

2016

Arianespace/ASL

2016

ChemChina/Syngenta

2016

Euro Car Parts/Andrew Page

2016

Cellcom/Golan

2016

Kineopolis/Utopolis

2016

Hammerson/Grand Central

Altice/NOS

Microsoft/GitHub