Mergers & Acquisition Analysis


An assessment of the likely competitive effects of a merger or acquisition requires careful integration of economic theory to the specific facts of the industry and proposed deal in order to provide relevant empirical analysis. Edgeworth economists specialize in developing compelling empirical studies that directly address critical competitive issues. Moreover, we are known for communicating results with clarity and credibility to agency economists, business executives, legal counsel, judges, and policymakers.

Edgeworth economists have decades of combined experience analyzing deals. We have provided economic support for M&A filings in various jurisdictions around the world and across a wide range of industries, from industrial chemicals to hard disk drives.

Our thought leadership includes heavily cited published work in the areas of merger simulation and the econometric analysis of demand in differentiated products industries. Government agencies, including the US Department of Justice (DOJ), have retained Edgeworth economists to assist in M&A review. We have been invited to speak on merger analysis by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the DOJ.

Edgeworth can provide assistance with all phases of the M&A review process, including:

  • Analysis of the likely competitive effects of the deal
  • Assessment of merger-related efficiencies, integrated into the competitive effects analysis
  • Relevant market definition
  • Analysis of entry conditions
  • Pre-deal assessment of potential antitrust issues
  • Assistance preparing parties’ responses to Second Requests in the US
  • Assistance preparing parties’ international filings
  • Expert witness testimony in deal-related litigation

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