Mergers - Case 16

European Directories/Truvo: Reassessment of a merger to monopoly between European Directories/Truvo in a two-sided market

After the Netherlands Competition Authority issued a statement of objections regarding the proposed merger of the only two suppliers of yellow print pages, the E.CA team was asked to re-assess the competitive effects. The analysis focussed on competition from online media and the two-sidedness of the market. The merger was cleared.