Reuters-Thomson Merger

Rick Flyer, Colleen Loughlin, and a Compass Lexecon team in Chicago provided economic analysis for Reuters in their $40 billion merger with Thomson. The deal involved the combination of two of the world’s three largest financial information providers. We performed extensive econometric analysis and concluded that the transaction would have no adverse impact on competition. The deal ultimately was not challenged by the U.S. Department of Justice. We were retained by Steve Newborn, Lee Van Voorhis and others at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.