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Focus Antitrust - 1 March 2017

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CMA refers Manchester hospital merger for Phase 2 investigation

The CMA has referred the anticipated merger between Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust for an in-depth Phase 2 merger investigation. Click here.

  • The European Commission has cleared unconditionally the proposed acquisition of ABB's high voltage cable business and power cable accessories business by NKT. The Commission concluded that the merged entity would continue to face effective competition in Europe. Click here.
  • The CMA has concluded that there have been no material changes of circumstance since the preparation of its private healthcare market investigation report that require it to consider a remedy that is different from that set out in the report. Click here.
  • The CMA is consulting on undertakings offered by Mastercard to address competition concerns arising from its purchase of VocaLink. Click here.

This article was written by Paul Stone.

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