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Advice to Spark on Proposed Telco-Pay TV Merger, New Zealand

The problem

Spark is New Zealand’s largest telecommunication retail service provider. Competitors SKY Television (pay-tv) and Vodafone (telecommunication) were seeking to create an integrated telecommunication and media group in New Zealand. However, Spark was concerned that a merged entity would have significant market power and undermine competition in the telecommunications market, as SKY had a monopoly on premium sports content in New Zealand.

How we helped

We provided Spark with analysis that formed critical evidence in identifying the likely impact of the merger. We developed a market model and presented this model to the Commerce Commission (New Zealand’s competition authority). Castalia’s analysis helped convince the Commerce Commission that the merger was anti-competitive.

Impact

The merger was not allowed to proceed, and market competition was not undermined.

Our team

Alex Sundakov

Alex Sundakov

Executive Director
Charlie Sheppard

Charlie Sheppard

Senior Analyst
Dylan James

Dylan James

Director

How can we help you?

How can we help you?

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WASHINGTON, DC
+1 (202) 466-6790
1747 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1200
United States of America

SYDNEY
+61 (2) 9231 6862
Level 1 Kyle House, 27-31 Macquarie Place
Australia

AUCKLAND
+64 (4) 913 2800
74D France Street, Newton South
New Zealand

WELLINGTON
+64 (4) 913 2800
Level 2, 88 The Terrace
New Zealand

PARIS
+33 (1) 73 44 26 97
6 Rue Duret
France

BOGOTÁ
+57 (1) 508 5794
Calle 81 #11-08, Piso 5, Oficina 5-127
Colombia

Thinking for a better world.

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