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UK: M&A watchdog posts disappointing losses

 |  July 23, 2014

The UK’s mergers and acquisitions regulator the Takeover Panel has reportedly posted an annual loss of about $2.7 million due to a fall in deal making and costs related to an international panel recently held.

According to reports, UK’s global M&A performance has fallen short of expectations despite the recent high-profile acquisition approach of AstraZeneca by Pfizer.

Further, an event held last May for global merger regulators also bit into costs as the Panel spent about $2.5 million more on the conference than in previous years.

The UK’s Takeover Panel makes money through merger document fees and taxes for high-cost share acquisitions.

Full content: The Telegraph

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