The European Commission has today launched an “in-depth investigation” into the proposed £10.25bn Hutchison Whampoa (Three UK) deal to buy rival mobile operator O2 from debt-laden Telefonica, which has given rise to significant competition concerns. Earlier this month the Competition and Markets Authority preliminarily ruled that the “transaction threatens to significantly [affect] competition” in the […]

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Three UK and O2 Merger Investigated by European Commission