Andrew Taylor comments on Asda sale in Business Insider

Andrew Taylor, Co-founder and Partner at Aldwych Partners, has been featured in leading business publication, Business Insider, as well as on its newswire and regional editions, discussing Walmart’s decision to sell Asda to a British organisation. In the article, Andrew suggests that the Asda sale could draw attention from the UK Competition and Markets Authority…

Andrew Taylor featured in PaRR

Aldwych Partners’ Co-Founder and Partner Andrew Taylor has been featured in an article for PaRR, the news service which provides global intelligence, analysis and data on competition law and sector-specific regulatory change. Andrew provides commentary in the article, which focuses on how the UK government should not lose time in setting up a new Digital…

Is Asda about to face another CMA review?

Asda, according to today’s news reports, is about to be sold to a consortium that includes the private equity group TDR Capital and the Issa brothers. TDR and the Issa brothers are co-owners of Euro Garages (EG), the UK’s fourth largest petrol station operator, while Asda has the sixth largest petrol station network in the…

Petrol station buy-and-builds and CMA intervention

In the past decade, PE-backed groups have expanded significantly in UK petrol station forecourts. Private equity’s share of UK petrol stations has nearly trebled from around 7% to almost 20%. Much of this growth has come from the oil majors, whose share of UK petrol stations has almost halved from nearly 30% to about 15%….

Buy and Builds and the Risk of CMA Intervention

Aldwych Partners is proud to release its new white paper looking at managing the risk of CMA intervention when using Buy and Build strategies. Buy-and-builds, by consolidating businesses in a single industry, are inherently at risk of CMA intervention. CMA reviews are costly, adversely impacting on business performance and integration plans, even when an acquisition…