Private Equity and Merger Control – The Rules of the Game are Changing

By Pontus Lindfelt & Matteo Giangaspero

The merger control assessment for transactions involving private equity firms has become increasingly complex. Where time is of the essence, private equity firms need to be pro-active in conducting their merger control analysis prior to initiating a transaction. This analysis requires an in-depth understanding of the structure of the investment funds involved and of the portfolio companies’ activities. Additional burdens and risks for private equity firms may originate from the recent EU procedural developments.

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