Netherlands Wants To Helm $13.7B UPC-Ziggo Merger Review

Law360, New York (March 25, 2014, 5:21 PM EDT) -- The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets said Tuesday that it's convinced the €10 billion ($13.7 billion) merger between cable companies UPC NV and Ziggo NV should undergo antitrust scrutiny by Dutch regulators rather than the European Commission.

ACM said it has requested that the EC refer the UPC-Ziggo merger application to ACM, saying UPC owner Liberty Global Inc. and Ziggo are companies with “high turnovers” — or revenues — and the merger would have the largest impact in the Netherlands. As such, ACM should be...
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