Mergers - Case 12
Planned merger between Magna and Karmann. We produced an expert opinion that critically analyses the prohibition decision by the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) on behalf of Magna, a manufacturer of convertible roof top systems. The FCO was concerned about a high likelihood of collusion in the market post-merger. In our expert report, we conduct an economic analysis of the role of customer statements and stress the possibility for customers to take measures against hypothetical increases in prices.