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RBB Economics provides independent, expert economic advice on all aspects of competition law.
We combine intellectual rigour with practical knowledge and technical economic skills to deliver analysis that is robust, clear and effective.
Nouryon’s acquisition of CP Kelco’s CMC business approved unconditionally by EC in Phase I
On 23 June 2020, the European Commission (EC) issued a decision approving unconditionally Nouryon’s acquisition of the carboxymethylcellulose’s (CMC) division of J.M.Huber, CP Kelco, a transaction with both horizontal and vertical...
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Outotec’s acquisition of Metso Minerals cleared unconditionally by EC in Phase I
On 13th May 2020, the European Commission (EC) issued a 102-page decision approving unconditionally Outotec’s acquisition of Metso Minerals, following an extensive investigation in pre-notification and Phase I. Both parties are active...
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Gumtree’s expansion plans motor on after Carsguide/Autotrader acquisition given green light by ACCC
On 30 April 2020, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) authorised unconditionally the acquisition by Gumtree of Cox Media in Australia. The ACCC’s assessment focussed on the acquisition’s effect in the market...
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