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UK vertical merger probes must be more rigorous and focused, review of antitrust watchdog says

By Victoria Ibitoye
  • 14 Apr 2022 10:20
  • 14 Apr 2022 10:20
Future UK vertical merger reviews need to fully use the business evidence presented and properly scrutinize merger rationales, a report for the Competition and Markets Authority has found.

European economics consultancy E.CA Economics said the CMA has in the past treated vertical mergers more leniently than horizontal mergers, but the distinction between horizontal

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