Collusion and Minority Shareholdings

Collusion and Minority Shareholdings

Period: 01.04.2016 – 31.03.2017

For a long time, merger control by competition authorities concentrated on the acquisition of major shares of companies or entire mergers while largely treating minority shareholdings as unproblematic. Only very recently, this traditional view is more and more challenged – not least due to possible cartel-stabilizing effects of minority shareholdings – suggesting the inclusion of minority share acquisitions in merger control procedures. In this context, the project aims at investigating a possible relationship between minority shareholdings and anticompetitive behavior from both theoretical and empirical perspectives.

Unit

Project members

Sven Heim

Sven Heim

Coordinator
Research Associate

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Kai Hüschelrath

Kai Hüschelrath

Research Associate

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Contact

Research Associate, Kai Hüschelrath