Review of the Proposed UPS/TNT Express Merger
Edgeworth Partners Dr. Fei Deng and Dr. Gregory K. Leonard were retained by the Chinese antitrust agency in charge of merger reviews—the Anti-Monopoly Bureau of the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) —as outside experts in its review of the UPS/TNT Express merger. Drs. Deng and Leonard worked directly with the MOFCOM case team in the following areas:
- Reviewing documents produced by the merging parties and third parties; devise follow-up data and information requests
- Analyzing market definition and competitive effects using both qualitative and quantitative approaches
- Preparing and deliver a final report to MOFCOM
The merger was under extended review by both MOFCOM and the European Commission. The merging parties withdrew the case in January 2013 before MOFCOM issued its decision.