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Merger Notification Form
For “Notifiable Mergers”
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Part One: General Information
State names and address of the merging enterprises:
Who is the authorised person completing this Application Form:
To which person and address should the Competition and Tariff Commission send any correspondence:
Briefly describe the nature of the merger proposal for which notification is being made:
Briefly describe the steps taken to publicise the proposal, if any.
Part Two: Merger Details
The Merger Situation
Give details of the proposed arrangements by which the main enterprises will cease to be distinct (“the merging enterprises”). Include share acquisitions, changes of directorships, etc. and any factors upon which completion of the merger is conditional.
Give details of the ownership and control of merging enterprises:
(a) before the merger
(b) following the merger.
What other enterprises may cease to be distinct as a result of the notified arrangement: Give details of the proposed change in shareholding or in other relationships by which they might cease to be distinct.
Supply, for each of the merging enterprises, two copies of the latest annual report and accounts.
If annual reports are not available, give, for each of the merging enterprises, the most recent annual figures for total turnover, profit before and after tax; and total assets.
What is the expected time scale for the completion of the merger?
Plans and Motives
What are the reasons for the merger and the plans for the merged businesses? What benefits are expected to arise?
Supply copies of the merger agreement and other internal documents analysing the transaction.
Comment on any other aspects of the merger which may affect the public interest or have any other adverse effects (e.g. degree of competition in the particular economic activity, unemployment, etc.)
Briefly describe the main products and service supplied by each of the main enterprises. Give an estimate of the market share in Zimbabwe for each product or service of the main enterprises and of the merged enterprise by value or volume.
Where the merger will create or increase a market share for the merged business of 5 percent or more by value or volume, in any product or service of any description in Zimbabwe as a whole, give the following information (use the most recent figures available and specify the period they cover):
A brief description of each product or service market, including the extent to which it is served at national level:
An estimate of the merged enterprises' market share:
An estimate of the value and volume of the Zimbabwean market as a whole (i.e. production less exports plus imports):
The names and market shares of your competitors:
The names of your five largest Zimbabwean customers:
A brief description, in terms of characteristics/price differences, of any product(s) or service(s) which might be considered close substitutes:
An estimate of the capital expenditure required to enter the market on a scale necessary to gain a significant market share (say, 5% or more), both as a new entrant and as a company which already has the necessary technology and expertise:
An estimate of the scale of annual expenditure on advertising/promotion relative to sales required to enter the market on a scale equivalent to your main competitor(s):
An indication of any other factors affecting market entry, e.g. planning, restrains, technology or R & D requirements, availability of raw materials, length of contract:
An assessment of the case of exit from the market. Indicate any trends in both market entry and exit over the last five years:
An assessment of any effects the merger may have at local level. Describe the nature of local competition and give details of any localities where competition may be reduced as a result of the merger:
A brief assessment of any other features of the market that the Commission should take into account in considering the effect of the merger.
Give details of the nature and extent of any vertical links between the merging enterprises.
Part Three: Additional Information
"Please return the Notification Form with your answers and documentary attachments, together with the merger notification fee, if applicable to:"
Part Four: Declaration
I understand that:
The Competition Commission may conduct investigations of the proposed merger described in this Merger Notification Form.
It is a criminal offence to supply information which is false in a merger notification form.
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