The Chinese MOFCOM publishes a conditional approval of proposed transaction under Anti-Monopoly Law (Alpha V)

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce ("MOFCOM") has published a conditional approval of proposed transaction under China's Anti-Monopoly Law ("AML"). This decision reflects China's view of the broad reach of the AML's merger provisions and the lengthy procedure that merging parties can expect. Since the AML entered into force in 2008, MOFCOM has published only ten decisions, as it makes public only decisions that prohibit transactions or allow them subject to remedies. From 2008 to 2010, MOFCOM concluded 214 reviews of concentrations under the AML. The first eight months of 2011 saw 142 filings submitted, and the year-end number is expected to exceed 200. Decision on Alpha V Acquisition The decision allows the acquisition by a French private equity fund, Alpha Private Equity Fund V

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Peter J. Wang, Sébastien J. Evrard, Yizhe Zhang, The Chinese MOFCOM publishes a conditional approval of proposed transaction under Anti-Monopoly Law (Alpha V), 31 October 2011, e-Competitions Bulletin October 2011, Art. N° 50118

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