A Competition Law Analysis of Private Equity “Club Deals”

Faysal Barrachdi

in The Oxford Handbook of Private Equity

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780195391589
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

A Competition Law Analysis of Private Equity “Club Deals”


This article explains how syndicate relationships in certain market structures have implications for competition policy. It studies the legal position of private equity club deals and shows how they should be treated under the current European Competition Law framework. It first describes private equity and club deals and then studies the elements and structure of club deals within modern European Union law framework.

Keywords: syndicate relationships; market structures; competition policy; private equity club deals; European Competition Law framework

Article.  11312 words. 

Subjects: Economics ; Industry Studies

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