Fall 2018, Volume 1, Number 1
Private Equity + CRESSE
What does competition law have to do with private equity investments? If you listen only to the investors, the answer is “not very much.” But in fact the authorities have a substantial interest in determining whether a private equity transaction, like any other acquisition of stock or assets, has an adverse impact on competition. Are these private equity transactions in fact reportable, or do they slide by the filing and waiting requirements? Does it matter if the private equity investor is seeking board membership, or to change management direction of the target?