January 11, 2016 BY Maria Nikolova

UK competition regulator fast-tracks Ladbrokes/Coral merger to phase 2 investigation

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) today referred the proposed merger of gaming and betting provider Ladbrokes PLC (LON:LAD) and certain businesses of Gala Coral Group Limited, including Coral Retail, Eurobet Retail and Gala Coral’s online businesses for an in-depth phase 2 investigation. The CMA started its phase 1 investigation on December 16, 2015 and…

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