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9 Non-Horizontal Mergers

From: EU Merger Control: A Legal and Economic Analysis

Ioannis Kokkoris, Howard Shelanski

From: Oxford Competition Law (http://oxcat.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 04 October 2022

Merger control — Enforcement and procedure — Application of EU competition rules — Substantive assessment — Conglomerate effects — Vertical effects
9.01 Non-horizontal mergers are mergers between companies active in different markets.1 Such mergers do not entail the immediate loss of direct competition and may have pro-competitive effects. In contrast, horizontal mergers have as a direct impact an increase in market concentration and are likely to lead directly to increased market power for the combined parties. Further, it is likely that this could be translated in higher equilibrium prices. 9.02 Non-horizontal mergers do not normally have as an impact a change in concentration in any given market, and both...
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