Mergers and acquisitions of large companies often require approval from competition authorities. Merger clearing processes are increasingly data-intensive and require specialist skills. Allegro Consulting has gained substantial expertise in the field of assembling and analysing data in the context of mergers and acquisitions (both in front of the European Commission and national authorities in Europe). Competition authorities tend to require data and analyses on:

  • sales and purchases,
  • gross and net prices,
  • production costs,
  • market shares vis-à-vis competitors, etc.

Analyses during a merger procedure include:

  • assessing the position of the companies on the relevant product and geographic markets
  • identification of factors that weaken or strengthen competitive pressure on the merging firms
  • recognition of potential market entrants
  • identification of remedies accepted by competition authorities