Revised Merger Notification Thresholds

October 12, 2018

Following a public consultation reviewing certain provisions of the Competition Act 2002, the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation has issued a Ministerial Order revising the financial thresholds at which notification of a merger or acquisition to the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) is required.

Subject to the legislative approval process, from 1 January 2019, undertakings will be obliged to notify the CCPC when:

  • The aggregate turnover in the State of the undertakings involved is not less than €60,000,000 and;
  • The turnover in the State of each of 2 or more of the undertakings involved is not less than €10,000,000

Further information is available on the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation’s website, www.dbei.gov.ie.

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