Securing CMA clearance for M&A transactions

Aldwych Partners leads M&A transactions through the CMA clearance process. We primarily work on mid-market transactions for corporate and private equity clients.

We provide an integrated service that covers all aspects of a CMA review, including drafting submissions, carrying out economic and market analysis, and leading interactions with the CMA.

As former regulators, we have a deep understanding of the legal and economic frameworks used by the CMA. Where specialist legal advice is needed, we brief competition barristers from the UK’s leading competition chambers.

Our flexible structure means we can scale-up when needed or provide focused support for in-house teams, corporate finance advisers and corporate law practices. We take care to ensure that CMA review costs are both manageable and predictable.

We have strong industry expertise in health & care, food & drink manufacturing and retail. Our wider experience includes energy, financial services and tech.

Recent CMA merger reviews led by Aldwych Partners include the acquisition of Partnerships in Children’s Services by Core Assets Group and the merger of two hospitals on the south coast. We also advised the Food and Drink Federation on the Sainsbury’s/Asda merger proposal.