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How does the Fair Trading Commission determine whether or not to allow a merger? PDF Print

The Fair Trading Commission will generally allow a merger if:

  • there are no adverse effects on competition; or
  • the merger is likely to lessen competition, but the efficiencies to be generated from the merger more than offset the loss to competition; or
  • one of the firms involved is facing imminent financial failure and the merger represents the least anti-competitive use for the failing firms assets.
 
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Former Commissioner, Prof. Andrew Downes, receives a gift of appreciation from Commissioner Monique Taitt. Prof. Downes was appointed to the Commission at its inception in 2001, became Deputy Chairman in 2006 and served as a member of the telecommunications and fair competition panels. We thank him for his 15 years of service and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.