The Finnish Competition Authority proposes to prohibit merger between two of the three national healthcare companies (Mehiläinen / Pihlajalinna)

The FCCA proposes the Market Court to prohibit the merger between Mehiläinen and Pihlajalinna* On 29 September 2020, Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (FCCA) has proposed the Market Court to prohibit the merger between Mehiläinen and Pihlajalinna. According to the FCCA’s investigation, the merger would significantly impede effective competition in the Finnish health services market. Post-merger only two nationwide healthcare companies would remain in the market. The Finnish health services market is dominated by three large national players: the merging parties, Mehiläinen Yhtiöt Oy and Pihlajalinna Oyj as well as Terveystalo Oyj. Pihlajalinna has become a

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Finnish Competition Authority, The Finnish Competition Authority proposes to prohibit merger between two of the three national healthcare companies (Mehiläinen / Pihlajalinna), 29 September 2020, e-Competitions September 2020, Art. N° 97007

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