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“Global merger control enforcement in 2020 will be shaped by competition authorities tackling conglomerate M&A strategies by large digital platforms and ecosystems. Companies should be mindful of broader shifts in the enforcement environment that may have an impact beyond the existing focus on digital platforms.”
“Why do you want to do this deal? Parties should expect a more rigorous examination of deals in 2020. The acquirer’s track record will be in focus as well as the intentions and rationale for doing the deal under review. Expect agencies to request your pre-existing business documents.”
“Competition authorities around the world are scrutinizing ‘digital’ transactions of all shapes and sizes. From start to finish, deal-makers need pro-active global merger control assessment and hands on management of the review process.”