The COMESA Competition Commission sheds light on the substantive analysis employed in two previously notified merger cases (Cooper Tire & Rubber / Apollo Tyres)

COMESA publishes explanation of first two merger approvals & receives 4th deal filing* The COMESA Competition Commission (“CCC”) has finally shed some light on the substantive merger analysis it undertook in its first two notified (and now cleared) transactions. The full text of the reasoning is just below… Any light that COMESA sheds on its merger review process, which has thus far been shrouded in complete obscurity from the moment a deal is notified until the agency’s final decision, is a step in the right direction. The CCC must strive to be transparent in its operations and review process, especially in light of the widespread criticisms of its high filing fees, opaque guidelines, and zero-dollar filing thresholds, which have plagued the CCC since it became operational in

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