The number of transactions notified to the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (“CCPC”) continues to rise following the implementation of the Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014 (the “2014 Act”). In 2017, a total of 72 notifications were observed, highlighting a 7.5% increase from 2016. According to the CPC annual report, these mergers and acquisitions concerned businesses which generated an estimated aggregate turnover of €56 billion within the State.

This bulletin examines the latest developments in the Irish merger control regime, highlighting the trends observed across a variety of economic sectors, noting significant changes such as those in the motor fuel service station and IT, Communication and Advertising sectors.

Click here to read the findings of this report.