Informal merger notifications

Andrew Taylor made this Freedom of Information request to Competition and Markets Authority

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Dear Competition and Markets Authority,

I would be grateful if you could provide the following statistics for 2017/18 and 2018/19:
(i) the number of mergers considered by the CMA's Mergers Intelligence Committee;
(ii) the number of mergers considered by the CMA's Mergers Intelligence Committee that were subsequently the subject of a Phase 1 merger review by the CMA;
(iii) the number of mergers considered by the CMA's Mergers Intelligence Committee that were brought to the CMA's attention by the merging Parties using the CMA's informal merger notification process;
(iv) the number of mergers considered by the CMA's Mergers Intelligence Committee that were brought to the CMA's attention by third parties (where these were not also notified by the merging Parties); and
(v) the number of mergers considered by the CMA's Mergers Intelligence Committee that were identified by the CMA through its own market surveillance activities (and were not notified by the merging Parties or brought to the CMA's attention by third parties).

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Taylor

Nigel Bussey, Competition and Markets Authority

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Dear Mr Taylor

Please find attached above the CMA’s acknowledgement of your email dated 7 June 2019, copied below, which you sent to this team.

Yours sincerely

Nigel Bussey

Nigel Bussey | Information Access Team | Business Services| Competition and Markets Authority | Victoria House | Southampton Row | WC1B 4AD | T: 020 3738 6735 | [email address]

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Raul Nieto, Competition and Markets Authority

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Dear Mr Taylor,

I attach the CMA's reply to your Freedom of Information request, on behalf of my colleague Stamatia Zachou.

I would be grateful if you can confirm safe receipt.

Many thanks.

Yours sincerely,
Raúl Nieto

Raúl Nieto | Assistant Director, Mergers | Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House | Southampton Row | London | WC1B 4AD |
Direct line +44 (0)20 3738 6866| [email address]

  http://www.gov.uk/cma | @CMAgovUK

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