The current EU Merger Regulation applies only to transactions leading to an acquisition of control over a company. The European Commission began work to consider extending the regime to certain acquisitions of non-controlling minority shareholdings, including through a public consultation in October 2016.
Such an extension would be relevant from a private equity / venture capital perspective. However, for the time being, additional work on the review of the Regulation has been postponed until further notice. Invest Europe will continue to monitor any developments in this area and engage as appropriate if and when the new Commission outlines its plans in this area.
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