The EU Commission conditionally clears a merger between two global providers of financial information (Thompson / Reuters)

The Thomson/Reuters merger investigation: a search for the relevant markets in the world of financial data*I. Introduction On 19 February 2008, after an in-depth investigation, the Commission cleared the Thomson/Reuters merger transaction subject to commitments [1]. The case concerns the acquisition by Thomson of sole control over Reuters within a duallisted company structure. Thomson and Reuters are both global providers of financial information, integrated with software tools and applications, to financial professionals (banks, investment funds, wealth managers, corporations, etc.). This decision is significant in several respects: First, it is the first in-depth investigation by the Commission in the financial information and market data business [2]. Second, this case presented

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Vincenzo Baccaro, The EU Commission conditionally clears a merger between two global providers of financial information (Thompson / Reuters), 19 February 2008, e-Competitions Cooperation between National Competition Authorities, Art. N° 35256

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