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What is a Merger?

The term merger refers to the aspect of corporate strategy, corporate finance and management which deals with the buying, selling and combining of different companies that can aid, finance, or help a growing company in a given industry grow rapidly without having to create another business entity.

How can the Commission be involved

In the case of a merger, the Commission can investigate the situation if one of the parties carries on a business in The Gambia or operates by or under the control of a body-corporate incorporated in The Gambia; and either one or both of the parties supply or acquire prior to or after the merger 30% or more of all the said goods and services; and the Commission has reasonable grounds to believe that the creation of the merger situation has resulted, or is likely to result, in a substantial lessening of competition within any market or markets for goods and services.