Deals

ACCC clears liquid storage deal with divestiture and carve-out

ACCC clears liquid storage deal with divestiture and carve-out

15 November 2019

Australia’s competition watchdog will not oppose a merger between two liquid storage companies as the buyer agreed to divest a storage facility and carve one of the target’s facilities out of the deal.

EU clears telecoms deal with FRAND remedies

EU clears telecoms deal with FRAND remedies

15 November 2019

The European Commission has approved a deal between Telia and Bonnier Broadcasting with conditions that include licensing the merged companies' television channels on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms.

“Killer acquisitions” raise distinct concerns, says ACCC lawyer

“Killer acquisitions” raise distinct concerns, says ACCC lawyer

14 November 2019

A senior lawyer in the mergers unit at Australia’s antitrust watchdog has highlighted features that make certain deals in innovative sectors receive greater scrutiny.

ACCC pulls alarm on fire door merger

ACCC pulls alarm on fire door merger

14 November 2019

Australia’s competition watchdog has expressed preliminary concerns about Swedish conglomerate Assa Abloy’s acquisition of a rival company that produces fire door cores.

KFTC puts conditions on pair of telecoms deals

KFTC puts conditions on pair of telecoms deals

11 November 2019

Korea’s competition watchdog has conditionally approved two deals that will reshape the country’s telecommunications industry – SK Broadband’s merger with t-broad and LG Uplus’s purchase of a majority stake in CJ Hello.

Altice relieved of French access commitments

Altice relieved of French access commitments

29 October 2019

France’s Competition Authority has lifted most of the behavioural commitments it imposed on Altice in 2014, although the telecommunications provider is still obligated to connect fibre-ready buildings to its joint network with Bouygues Telecom.

Austria is sole block to convenience food deal

Austria is sole block to convenience food deal

25 October 2019

Austria’s competition authority will not allow REWE to take over a rival consumer goods supplier in the country, despite German and EU enforcers unconditionally clearing the deal.

Singapore conditionally clears laboratory deal

Singapore conditionally clears laboratory deal

21 October 2019

Singapore’s competition watchdog has accepted revised commitments offered by Pathology Asia to clear its purchase and merging of pathology companies Innovative Diagnostics and Quest Laboratories.

CADE president: challenges to merger decisions are important

CADE president: challenges to merger decisions are important

11 October 2019

Third-party challenges to merger decisions by Brazil’s competition authority are “a very important part of the process”, the agency’s president has said.

Sabre fined for noncooperation in merger review

Sabre fined for noncooperation in merger review

11 October 2019

The UK’s competition watchdog has fined Sabre £20,000 for being late to provide documents that the company had not initially handed over for the US review of its takeover of rival Farelogix.