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Review of use of the CMA’s merger notice and initial enforcement orders

Findings and recommendations following a review of the use of the CMA’s merger notice and initial enforcement orders.

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In the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) annual plan for 2015/2016, the CMA committed to review the use of its merger notice and initial enforcement orders.

The review sets out the findings on the use of these between April 2014 and December 2015 and recommendations to improve the effectiveness of the merger review process for merging businesses.

Published 21 March 2016