SOURCE: The Mergermarket Group

The Mergermarket Group

September 13, 2012 09:30 ET

The Mergermarket Group Globally Launches Policy and Regulatory Report

Marks Mergermarket's Entrance Into Competition Law and Regulatory Change Coverage

NEW YORK, NY and LONDON and HONG KONG--(Marketwire - Sep 13, 2012) - The Mergermarket Group, a leading international media company that provides the advisory, corporate and financial communities with forward-looking intelligence, analysis and data regarding a wide range of market situations, today launched the global Policy and Regulatory Report (PaRR). PaRR will be a separate offering under the Mergermarket suite of products and will offer subscribers global intelligence, analysis and proprietary data on antitrust law, as well as related governmental policies and legislation around the world.

"We are extremely excited for the launch of PaRR," said Hamilton Matthews, CEO of The Mergermarket Group. "The Mergermarket Group has always been a source of cutting edge intelligence for a wide range of institutions. With government involvement continuing to increase within private enterprise, we saw an opportunity to expand our value proposition by providing regulatory coverage of certain M&A situations as well as coverage of competition law around the world. The creation and launch of PaRR is a logical extension of our other well-established services and we look forward to seeing PaRR have the same impact within the markets."

PaRR's global intelligence looks into the intersection of global competition law with intellectual property, trade and sector specific policy change in which there is a direct impact on the fair market practices of governments and corporations worldwide.

Specifically, PaRR's mandate will cover eight areas:

  • Merger Review
  • Abuse of Dominance
  • Cartel Investigations
  • International Trade Disputes
  • Intellectual Property
  • State Aid & Public Programs
  • Key Legislation
  • Sector Policy Coverage

With editorial bureaus in regulatory capitals around the world, including Beijing, Brasilia, Brussels, London, Moscow, New Delhi, Sydney, Tokyo and Washington D.C., PaRR's team of journalists will provide unique story angles and insight, allowing subscribers to stay ahead of competitors and on top of the latest global regulatory developments. 

  • US: Astral/BCE attracts some concern among advertising agencies -- PaRR survey
  • EU: TNT Express/UPS EC review to focus on RFIs until at least end-September
    China: Shanghai High Court questions whether resale price maintenance is 'per se' illegal
  • India: Hospira/Orchid Chemicals deal to be pharma test case for CCI
  • Brazil: Cade approves 10 M&A deals under new Brazilian law; processes flowing smoothly, lawyers say

The full text of the above articles can be found here.

"Our journalists and analysts from across the world bring a deep bench of experience and perspective to PaRR's intelligence," said Yana Morris, PaRR Editor-in-Chief. "Our team has been working diligently for the past year to solidify relationships with key sources and local policy-makers to ensure that PaRR subscribers stay on the inside track for competition law and regulatory change. We are proud of our work and are pleased to be offering the product globally."

In addition to editorial coverage, PaRR subscribers will have access to an extensive database with regulatory reviews of major M&A deals around the world. The database is currently the only comprehensive merger review tool for analyzing the behavior and trends of close to 600 regulatory agencies in over 100 countries. 

To learn more about PaRR visit For information on becoming a subscriber or to arrange a free trial, contact

About The Mergermarket Group

The Mergermarket Group is a media company which provides the advisory, corporate and financial communities with forward-looking intelligence, analysis and data. The Mergermarket Group is widely recognized as the most significant provider of global corporate financial news, intelligence and analysis, and it's our 500-strong team of specialist journalists and analysts that sets us apart. Founded in 2000, Mergermarket expanded rapidly and now have over 800 staff in 65 locations around the world. The Mergermarket Group has been part of the Financial Times Group, a division of Pearson plc since 2006. For more information about The Mergermarket Group visit

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