Research and analysis

Evaluation of entry and expansion in UK merger cases

A review by KPMG of the assessment of entry and expansion in 8 merger clearance decisions by the CMA and its predecessors.


Entry and expansion in UK merger cases

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As part of its continual evaluation programme, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) commissioned KPMG to review 8 past merger clearance decisions.

The review focuses on the CMA’s and its predecessors’ assessment of the likelihood and impact of entry and expansion in 8 cases. In its review, KPMG makes 7 recommendations for best practice when considering these issues in future work.

Published 6 April 2017