Will SAA partnership with Takatso pass Competition Commission hurdle? Experts weigh in

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The process followed by the DPE appears to be consistent with the general approach undertaken by sellers seeking a strategic partner, say two competition law experts.
The process followed by the DPE appears to be consistent with the general approach undertaken by sellers seeking a strategic partner, say two competition law experts.
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The Department of Public Enterprises' (DPE) recent announcement that it selected the Takatso consortium as strategic equity partner for embattled airline SAA has prompted aviation insiders to question potential pitfalls around antitrust laws.

A key question is whether the deal will need approval from the Competition Commission and, if so, whether it is at risk of being declined.

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