The report on Evaluation of past merger decisions in the UK digital sector is online
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has appointed Lear to carry out a study looking at 4 past merger decisions in the technology sector taken by the Office of Fair Trading, including the Facebook/Instagram and Google/Waze decisions.
The study investigates:
- the potential competition theories of harm to be assessed when evaluating mergers in digital sectors;
- whether the assessment in 4 digital merger clearance decisions was reasonable based on the evidence available at the time;
- whether the outcome of the decision has been detrimental to consumers based on the market evolution following the mergers.
The main findings of the study will be presented during the LEARtalk Digital Markets in Rome on June 13th.
The report is available here
More info on the LEAR talk Digital Markets here