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Buy-and-Build Strategies: Managing the risk of UK Competition and Markets Authority intervention
This paper draws on our experience as former competition regulators, and our research on buy-and-builds, to identify opportunities that can mitigate the risk of CMA intervention for these platforms.
It contains practical advice around:
- The likelihood of deals being called-in by the CMA
- Influencing the CMA’s view of a market
- How to best engage with the CMA
- Drivers of CMA review costs
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