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Focus Antitrust - 18 September 2019

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Secretary of State decides not to appeal decision in Evening Standard/Independent public interest case

The Secretary of State has announced that she has decided not to appeal the decision of the Competition Appeal Tribunal in relation to the acquisition of a 30% stake in the Evening Standard and Independent newspapers. Click here.

CMA refers offshore accommodation merger  

The CMA has referred the proposed merger between Floatel and Prosafe for a detailed investigation, on the basis that it considers that the merger raises competition concerns in the supply of offshore accommodation. Click here.

Secretary of State intervenes in acquisition of Cobham by Advent

The Secretary of State has issued a European intervention notice to intervene in the proposed acquisition of Cobham plc by Advent International on national security grounds. Click here.


  • The European Commission has cleared the acquisition by E.ON of Innogy's distribution and consumer solutions business, as well as certain of its electricity generation assets. The approval is conditional on a commitments package offered by E.ON. Click here.

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