• The European Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of Cytec by Solvay. The Commission found that the merger would eliminate a significant competitive force in the market for phosphor-based solvent extractants, used to separate cobalt from nickel. The decision is therefore conditional o Solvay divesting its activities in phosphor-based solvent extraction. Click here.
  • The European Commission has decided not to refer the planned acquisition of Telefónica UK by Hutchison to the CMA. The Commission concluded that it was better placed to ensure consistency in the application of merger control rules in the mobile telecommunications sector across the European Economic Area. Click here.
  • The European Commission has accepted the CMA’s request for it to investigate the anticipated acquisition by Amadeus IT Group S.A of Navitaire LLC. Click here.