Mergers & Acquisitions

Using state-of-the-art merger analytics, we have evaluated the competitive effects of mergers and acquisitions in many high-profile matters involving airlines, health care, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, media, supermarkets, and chemicals. Our experts have worked on behalf of clients in front of competition authorities and have also provided economic analyses for agencies including the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Federal Communications Commission, as well as the Canadian Competition Authority and other international authorities. We have helped evaluate transactions before various competition authorities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Latin America, Europe, and Australia.

Our Capabilities

Our affiliated and staff experts have undertaken analyses of mergers and acquisitions to assess many factors, including:

  • Market definition
  • Market power
  • Unilateral and coordinated effects
  • Efficiencies
  • Pass-through of efficiencies
  • Barriers to entry

As needed, we have relied on a range of analytical techniques, including event studies, bid analysis, critical loss analysis, upward pricing pressure analytics, and merger simulation.

Through our alliance with MAPP, an economic consulting firm based in Paris and Brussels, we also offer clients a full spectrum of support for transatlantic competition matters. Our Montreal office also allows us to support clients in transborder competition matters.

Our Capabilities