The Dutch Competition Authority clears a merger in the Dutch healthcare sector after a Phase II investigation emphasizing an analysis of the “relevant market” definition (AMC de Meren - JellinekMentrum)

Introduction On 16 April 2008 the Dutch Competition Authority (Nederlandse Mededingingsauthoriteit,hereafter the “NMa”) cleared the merger of Stichting AMC de Meren and Stichting JellinekMentrumafter a Phase II investigation. AMC de Meren and JellinekMentrumare both health care institutions that offer inpatient (with hospitalization) mental healthcare (hereafter “MHC”) for adult and elderly patients and outpatient (without hospitalization or at home) MHC for all age ranges. In its decision to open an in-depth investigation [1], the NMa raised the concern that the proposed merger could create or strengthen a dominant position in adult and geriatric MHC in the Amsterdam and Diemen region. Only one provider offering comparable services would remain after the merger, namely Stichting

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Maria Clemence Ververs, Geoffroy Van De Walle De Ghelcke, The Dutch Competition Authority clears a merger in the Dutch healthcare sector after a Phase II investigation emphasizing an analysis of the “relevant market” definition (AMC de Meren - JellinekMentrum), 16 April 2008, e-Competitions April 2008, Art. N° 22062

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