Daniel Domínguez Muñoz

PwC (Madrid)
Senior Manager

Daniel Domínguez Muñoz is Senior Manager at PwC. Daniel is specialized on the application of economic analysis to competition policy in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, abusive conducts, vertical restraints, cartels and damage valuation. He has advised companies in the context of investigations and merger control proceedings conducted by the European Commission and the antitrust authorities of Spain, Italy and Portugal. His experience covers a large number of industries, including electricity, road passenger transportation, telecommunications, postal services, retailing, music recording, steel, tobacco, airlines, travel agencies, etc. Before joining PricewaterhouseCoopers, Daniel worked as a consultant in the competition policy practice of NERA Economic Consulting, and, previously, in the Spanish energy regulator (Comisión Nacional de Energía). He holds a BA in Economics and an MA in Industrial Organization from the Carlos III University of Madrid.

Articles

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Daniel Domínguez Muñoz The Spanish National Competition Commission clears with behavioural remedies the acquisition of a general hospital (Adeslas / Policlínica San José)

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The operation The operation was Adeslas’ acquisition of all the assets of Policlínica San José. Policlínica San José is a private general hospital located in the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz (in the province of Álava). Prior to the merger, this hospital was owned by the insurance company Mutualia. (...)

Daniel Domínguez Muñoz The Spanish NCAs cleared in phase II a merger in the elevator sector subject to granting customers contracts termination rights and disclosing future contract information of the target (Orona/Ascensores Gasteiz)

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The operation The operation involved the acquisition of Ascensores Gasteiz by the Orona group, by purchasing 100% of the equity of Ascensores Gasteiz. The Orona group comprised thirteen companies with activities in the production, sales, installation, maintenance and repairing of elevators in (...)

Daniel Domínguez Muñoz The Spanish Competition Authority cleared in phase II with remedies a merger in the maritime freight and passenger transport sector, after review and acceptance of the remedies by the Council of Ministries (Balearia / Buquebus)

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The operation The merger involved the acquisition of 100% of Buquebus shares by Gestión Naviera, the parent company of Balearia. The transaction agreement contained a non-compete clause, which committed the selling party not to compete with the merged company in the market for freight and (...)

Daniel Domínguez Muñoz The Spanish Competition Authority clears in phase II a merger in the sports media rights sector subject to third party access to football broadcasting rights and limitation on the contracts’ length (Sogecable/AVS)

2024

The operation The transaction involved Sogecable SA acquiring sole control over Audiovisual Sport SL (AVS). AVS was jointly controlled by Sogecable (80%) and TVC (20%). TVC had veto rights over certain strategic decisions, whose approval required 85% of the equity. The transaction involved (...)

Daniel Domínguez Muñoz The Spanish Competition Authority clears in phase II a merger in the health insurance services sector subject to removal of exclusivity clauses and third party access (Adeslas/Global Consulting/Lince)

2016

The operation The operation involved the acquisition of joint control of Lince Servicios (and its subsidiaries) by Adeslas and Global Consulting. Lince Servicios was active in the provision of healthcare and health insurance services in the province of Ciudad Real. Before the transaction, (...)

Daniel Domínguez Muñoz The Spanish Competition Authority clears in phase II a merger in the cinema sector subject to the removal of certain ancillary restraints (Abacocine/Cinebox)

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The operation The operation involved Abacocine’s acquisition of CIECI, Cinebox and Lanoca. Abacocine is a company operating in the cinema (movie exhibition) sector, with 17 movie theatres and 171 screens in Spain. Abacocine is a subsidiary of the Ábaco group, which also produces and distributes (...)

Daniel Domínguez Muñoz The Spanish Competition Authority cleared in phase II a merger in the music sector, subject to removal of of a non-competition clause (Universal Music/Vale Music)

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The operation The operation involved the acquisition of Vale Music, including its subsidiary Ticker Media Superventas, by Universal Music. The contract signed by the parties included a non-competition clause, whereby the manager of Vale Music committed not to compete with the activities of the (...)

Daniel Domínguez Muñoz The Spanish Competition Authority clears in phase II a merger in the markets for passenger and freight maritime transport subject to removal of structural links with competitors and limitation of exclusive rights on port infrastructure (Trasmediterranea / Europa Ferrys / Viajes Eurotras)

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The operation The operation involved the acquisition of Euroferrys and Viajes Eurotras by Trasmediterránea. The transaction contract included a non-compete agreement, whereby the shareholders of the purchased companies committed not to develop activities competing with Euroferrys, for a term (...)

Daniel Domínguez Muñoz The Spanish Council of Ministries conditionally clears a merger in the natural gas sector, in spite of the Spanish Competition Authority’s opinion to block the transaction (Gas Natural/Endesa)

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The operation The operation involved the acquisition of Endesa by Gas Natural. Gas Natural is the largest vertically integrated gas operator in Spain. in the Spanish electricity sector, Gas Natural has activities in the markets for generation and retailing to free customers. Gas Natural also (...)

Daniel Domínguez Muñoz The Spanish Competition Authority clears with divestments a merger in the radio sector but the Council of Ministries reduced the extent of the remedies (Unión Radio/Antena 3 Radio)

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The operation The proposed merger was the acquisition of Antena 3 Radio by Unión Radio. Antena 3 Radio was a company operating 93 radio stations in Spain. The main shareholders of Antena 3 Radio were Inversiones Godó (64.6%) and Paltrieva (24.8%). Unión Radio was a company that managed radio (...)

Daniel Domínguez Muñoz The Spanish Competition Authority clears in phase II a merger with remedies, including removal of exclusivity clauses and third party access (Igualmequisa & Adeslas/IMQ Seguros/Iquimesa Seguros)

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The operation The operation involved the joint takeover by Igualmequisa and Adeslas of IMQ Seguros (a subsidiary of Igualmequisa) and Iquimesa Seguros (a subsidiary of Adeslas). Igualmequisa is a group of companies with operations in the health sector. It is controlled by IMQ Médicos, which in (...)

Daniel Domínguez Muñoz The Spanish Competition Authority clears the creation of a joint venture in aircraft refuelling and lubricant services subject to remedies which were partly removed by the Council of Ministries (Shell España / CEPSA)

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The operation The operation consisted of the creation of Spanish Intoplane Services (SIS), a joint venture controlled by Shell España and CEPSA (each owning 50%). SIS was created as a provider of kerosene and lubricants to civil aircraft at airports. SIS gained concessions to operate in (...)

Daniel Domínguez Muñoz The Spanish Competition Authority clears with remedies a merger in the fuel sector but the Council of Ministries increased the potential duration of one of the remedies (DISA / Shell)

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The operation The operation comprised the acquisition of Shell Atlántica and Shell Peninsular by DISA. DISA is a group of companies mainly active in the Canary Islands that operates in the following fields: (i) wholesale and retail distribution of refined oil products; (ii) distribution and (...)

Daniel Domínguez Muñoz The Spanish Competition Authority cleared with remedies a proposed merger in maritime transport services but the Council of Ministries required additional provisions for the implementation of the remedies (Balearia/UMAFISA)

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The operation The operation involved the acquisition of UMAFISA by Eurolíneas Marítimas, a subsidiary of the Balearia group. The activities of the Balearia group focus on the provision of (passengers and freight) maritime transport services, mainly in the Mediterranean Sea (routes between (...)

Daniel Domínguez Muñoz The Spanish Competition Authority clears in phase II with remedies an acquisition of wind farms in the energy sector, the Council of Ministries having upheld the set of remedies proposed (Iberdrola/Gamesa)

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The operation The merger comprised Iberenova’s acquisition of wind farms owned by Gamesa. Total capacity implied in the transaction amounted to 678 MW, including both operating and projected wind farms. The transaction agreement included a number of ancillary restraints (see below). Iberenova (...)

Daniel Domínguez Muñoz The Spanish Competition Authority clears in phase II with multiple behavioural remedies a merger in the TV sector, the Council of Ministries having established the definitive set of remedies (Sogecable/Vía Digita)

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The operation The merger involved Sogecable’s acquisition of DTS, which operated the pay TV platform Vía Digital. The merger would also increase Sogecable’s stake in AVS to 80%. Sogecable is a pay TV operator with activities in Spain through its subsidiaries Canal+ España (analogical pay TV) and (...)

Daniel Domínguez Muñoz The Spanish Competition Authority cleared in phase II with remedies a merger in the retail sector, the Council of Ministries having upheld and extended the remedies proposed by the Authority (Caprabo/Enaco)

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The operation The merger comprised Caprabo’s acquisition of 100% of Enaco, implemented through a takeover bid which was conditional on purchasing at least 80% of Enaco’s shares. Caprabo is a company with operations in retail distribution, with 390 supermarkets and hypermarkets in eight (...)

Daniel Domínguez Muñoz The Spanish Competition Authority conditionally clears a merger in phase II in the logistics sector, after the Council of Ministries having narrowed and time limited the remedies proposed by the Authority (Logista/Burgal)

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The operation The merger involved the acquisition of Burgal by Logista. Logista is a logistics operator with a presence in many European countries, particularly in Spain and Portugal. Logistic services provided by Logista are divided into three categories: (i) wholesale distribution to (...)

Daniel Domínguez Muñoz The Spanish Competition Authority cleared a merger with divestment remedies in the retail distribution sector; in phase II, the Council of Ministries upheld and extended the remedies (Pío Coronado / Cemetro)

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The operation The merger involved the acquisition of 100% of Cemetro’s shares by Pío Coronado. Pío Coronado was a large retail distributor in the Canary Islands, with 107 stores comprising hypermarkets (6), supermarkets (81) and smaller stores located on beachfronts (20). Pío Coronado was also (...)

Daniel Domínguez Muñoz The Spanish Competition Authority cleared in phase II with remedies a merger in the food sector, after the Council of Ministries having modified the remedy (Nutreco / Agrovic)

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The operation The merger involved the acquisition of Agrovic by Nutreco. Nutreco is a subsidiary of the multinational Dutch group Nutreco Holdings N.V., with activities in the agro food industry. These include the production and wholesaling of compound feed and additives for compound feed, (...)

Daniel Domínguez Muñoz The Spanish competition authorities fail to impose remedies to the two largest national electricity companies, leading to merger withdrawal (Endesa/Iberdrola)

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The operation The operation involved Endesa’s acquisition of Iberdrola. The transaction included a divestment plan aimed at preventing the merged company from achieving a post-merger size larger than Endesa’s pre-merger size in the affected markets. Endesa was the largest electricity company in (...)

Daniel Domínguez Muñoz The Spanish Competition Authority clears a merger in Phase II with divestment remedies as modified by the Council of Ministries (Carrefour / Promodès)

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The operation The merger involved Carrefour’s acquisition of most of the shares of Promodès. Both companies had multinational operations, and the Spanish competition authorities assessed the effects of the merger in Spain. Carrefour and Promodès are multinational companies based in France, with (...)

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