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Universidad de la Laboral, Gijon 5th May Compecon's Patrick Massey Addresses Gijon Annual Sports Economics Conference.

Patrick Massey presented paper analysing attendances in Rugby Union's Pro-12 league at Annual Gijon Sports Economics Conference. Paper co-authored with Vincent Hogan of UCD shows that Irish teams recorded faster growth in attendances than teams from Scotland and Wales. The faster attendance growth recorded by the Irish teams appears to be largely due to the fact that they have been more successful and do not face direct competition from top tier soccer clubs.

European Sports Management Quarterly 16th February.

Paper written by Compecon's Patrick Massey with Vincent Hogan (UCD) and Shane Massey (TCD) analyses the determinants of attendances at matches in Rugby's Heineken Cup from 1995/96 to 2013/14. The paper finds that the quality of the home team and whether it is in contention to reach the knock out stages of the competition are among the main drivers of attendances. Click here to access the paper.

Dublin 16th February - CCPC Clears Cooked Meats Merger.

The CCPC announced that it had cleared the acquisition of Faughan Foods Limited by Silvereed. Both companies produce cooked meats.  The transaction was cleared without conditions following a Phase 1 investigation. Compecon advised Silvereed in relation to the transaction.

London 6th January - CMA Clears NI Rendering Merger.

The UK Competition and Markets Authority announced that it had cleared the acquisition of Ulster Farm By-Products by Linergy without conditions following a Phase 2 investigation. Both parties are engaged in animal rendering but the CMA concluded that the transaction had not resulted and was not expected to result in a substantial lessening of competition. Compecon advised the merging parties in this case. Click here for further details.

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