The COMESA Competition Commission clears three mergers in the pharmaceutical, agricultural and postal sectors (Adcock Ingram / CFR Inversiones ; FedEx / Supaswift ; Agri / AFGRI)

COMESA merger stats: January ’14 outperforms first 6 months of 2013* Three merger notifications in one month set new record for COMESA Competition Commission. After commenting on the rather lackluster statistics of the first 11 months A.D. 2013, we observed that some deal-making parties might be “flying under the radar” and asked the question: Combine Point 4 above (low filing statistics) with the zero-threshold and low nexus requirements that trigger a COMESA merger notification, and the following question inevitably comes to mind: With such low thresholds, and the certain existence of commercial deal activity going on in the COMESA zone, why are there so few notifications? Well, the young agency’s stats have picked up some steam in 2014, it would seem: based on a review of its

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Andreas Stargard, The COMESA Competition Commission clears three mergers in the pharmaceutical, agricultural and postal sectors (Adcock Ingram / CFR Inversiones ; FedEx / Supaswift ; Agri / AFGRI), 19 March 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin Pharma & Mergers, Art. N° 64076

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