Analysis of Weak/Failing Firms

When a weak or failing firm is acquired, a justification for a reduction in the number of competitors in an industry is often required. CRA teams experts in financial markets and valuation with experts in competition economics to provide its clients with a clear understanding of the financial strength of companies. We have investigated whether an industry could maintain lower prices to consumers without causing firms to become insolvent, and whether firms in an industry could have afforded to invest at a sufficient level to remain competitive in a high-tech industry. CRA’s insights have been invaluable to resolving such merger-related disputes.


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    Analyzed failing firm claim in proposed joint venture
    A CRA expert was retained to analyze a potential failing firm claim in a proposed joint venture. The parties claimed that the relevant market was too small to...
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