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Comment: Merging companies increasingly find way blocked by tough CMA approach

By Victoria Ibitoye
  • 11 Feb 2020 11:21
  • 17 Feb 2020 06:37
Merging companies are finding it increasingly difficult to secure clearance from the UK's antitrust regulator once their deals enter an in-depth probe.

Since the start of 2019, more than 80 percent of mergers receiving provisional or definitive results have been flagged as raising competition concerns. Several of the deals have subsequently

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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.

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