Experts

Matthew Bennett

Vice President

Matthew Bennett - Engagements

European competition
CRA advised AEG (owner/operator of The O2 Arena and other live entertainment venues in the UK, Europe and across the world) through the Competition Commission's investigation of its acquisition of the lease to operate Wembley Arena. Read more
Antitrust & Competition, European competition
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European competition
CRA advised IRI and Aztec, two providers of retailer scanner price data to manufacturers and retailers, on their recent merger before the OFT. Read more
European competition
The European Commission has approved the acquisition of Sasol Solvents Germany GmbH ("SSG") by INEOS Investment S.A. ("INEOS"). Read more
Mergers & Acquisitions
CRA consultants advised parties to the Ladbrokes and Gala Coral Group merger. The merger was previously blocked when it was attempted in 1998. The Competition and Markets Authority accepted that online gambling was a significant and growing... Read more
Technology
Mergers & Acquisitions
For Microsoft, CRA economists advised on the $26 billion acquisition of LinkedIn in Europe and the US. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) cleared the transaction and the EC cleared the deal subject to conditions to address potential concerns in “... Read more
European competition
The OFT unconditionally cleared the acquisition of Nelson Thorne by Oxford University Press. Read more
European competition
CRA provided economic advice to the John Lewis Partnership (JLP) to respond to the OFT's case that JLP (as well as Debenhams and House of Fraser) had engaged in Resale Price Maintenance (RPM) with DBA, a producer of the "Shock Absorber... Read more
Technology
Mergers & Acquisitions
We advised both parties on VTech’s acquisition of LeapFrog. After an in-depth Phase II investigation, the Competition and Markets Authority signaled its provisional intention to unconditionally clear the merger. The parties’ products overlap within... Read more