Andrew Taylor and Nick Warren have featured in the December edition of the Competition Policy International (CPI) Antitrust Chronicle. In their article, the authors review CMA’s interventions in mergers of UK grocery retailers and conclude that despite recent revisions to its approach of weighting competition in local markets any large-scale consolidation in UK grocery retailing seems…
Aldwych Partners Co-founder Andrew Taylor has been featured in leading retail title The Grocer, discussing the PAI Partners’ acquisition of Addo and Winterbotham Darby, both chilled food companies. The Grocer suggests that pulling off the acquisition of two market-leading businesses is a very impressive feat during the middle of a pandemic. Andrew looks at the…
Aldwych Partners’ co-founder Andrew Taylor has written a piece for Private Equity News discussing how the CMA review of TDR’s purchase of Asda could slow down its integration plans for the supermarket. The article looks at previous TDR deals that the CMA has intervened in, noting that all of these went through but “each time required…
Our Co-founder Andrew Taylor has appeared twice in the Telegraph last week commenting on Walmart’s sale of Asda to billionaire brothers Moshin and Zuber Issa. The first article on 28 September reports generally on the sale and the second article, published the next day, comments on the likelihood of the deal attracting the attention of…
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…
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Buy-and-Build Strategies: Managing the risk of UK Competition and Markets Authority intervention
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