The European Antitrust Review 2014

Private Equity

Private Equity: All Change for EU Merger Control? Merger control plays a key role in acquisitions and when they involve private equity firms, they frequently result in at least one national merger filing in the EEA and quite often a merger filing under the EU Merger Regulation (EUMR). In 2012, there were 283 merger filings1 made to the European Commission (Commission) under the EUMR, of which almost 14 per cent involved at least one private equity firm.

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