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British Rubber & Polyurethane Products Association


Rules on Takeovers

Posted on 22 February 2018

The Government has recently published proposals that will increase its ability to intervene in mergers on the basis of both value and security concerns.

Currently, Government can only intervene in mergers involving companies with a UK turnover of more than £70 million or where the share of the UK market increases to more than 25%.   The new proposals lower the turnover threshold to more than £1 million and remove the market share requirement completely.

In parallel, the Government is also consulting on measures to introduce the better scrutiny of mergers involving foreign investment in aspects of the economy critical for national security or infrastructure.