On 14 March 2016, the Italian competition authority published new merger thresholds. A filing is triggered if:

  • the combined domestic turnover of all parties exceeds EUR 495 million (up from EUR 492 million); AND
  • the domestic turnover of the target exceeds EUR 50 million (up from EUR 49 million).

Sector specific thresholds apply in the banking, insurance and media sectors.

The new thresholds came into effect on 14 March 2016.