ESMA has issued a final report which sets out the feedback statement to the consultation paper issued last July on draft regulatory technical standards on information requirements for assessment of acquisitions and increases in holdings in investment firms. This final report provides an analysis of the responses to the consultation, describes any material changes to the technical proposals set out in Annex V of the consultation paper (or confirms that there have been no material changes), and explains the reasons for this in the light of feedback received.

This final report will be submitted to the European Commission by 1 January 2014. The Commission has three months to decide whether to endorse ESMA’s draft technical standards.