Strong Merger Growth in Austria

Politics ♦ Published: January 12, 2011; 00:07 ♦ (Vindobona)

The number of mergers has increased in 2010 by 12%. The Federal Competition Commission reported 238 cases.

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Compared with 2009, 12% more business mergers were reported to the Federal Competition Authority (BWB) in Austria. The increase is primarily due to the growth of investment and risk taking, which was clearly lower during the economic crisis. In 2009, the number of mergers fell by 20%.

The Director General of the BWB, Theodor Thanner suspects an especially increased activity…