2018 sees record breaking growth in merger notificationsFriday, 08 February 2019
2018 marks the busiest year for merger notifications in the four year period of Irish merger control – a record of 98 mergers notified, representing an increase of 36% on 2017.
In this Report analysing merger notification activity during 2018, we outline and provide commentary on the key trends, review merger activity by industry sector, identifying the most active sectors, and provide an outlook for 2019. We also examine trends in clearance times and the level of intervention by The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission in terms of behavioural remedies in mergers.
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