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Comment: Cargotec-Konecranes merger sets tone for future UK-EU divergence

By Victoria Ibitoye and Andrew Boyce
  • 29 Mar 2022 17:01
  • 29 Mar 2022 17:01
The UK competition regulator’s block of Cargotec’s merger with Konecranes has set the tone for future divergence from the European Commission and exposed the authorities’ conflicting views on remedies.

That the Competition and Markets Authority’s adverse finding was enough to scupper the deal in its entirety, reinforces its reputation as a

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Victoria Ibitoye

Senior Correspondent

Victoria covers mergers and acquisitions for MLex in London. Prior to joining MLex, Victoria was a city reporter at the Daily Mail covering transport, retail and writing the daily market report. Victoria holds a law degree from the University of Nottingham.

Andrew Boyce


Andrew is a reporter covering merger reviews and competition policy for MLex in Brussels. He joined MLex in 2015 and holds a degree and a master’s degree in history from the University of Liverpool.

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