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Competition economics


Competition economics

Overview

As the leading provider of competition economics services in Africa, Genesis Analytics has an unmatched breadth and depth of skills and experience. Blue-chip companies across Africa routinely rely on us for expert advice and support when they interact with competition authorities. We also work extensively with regulators and competition authorities, giving us a position of trust based on a strong reputation for providing robust and independent expert economic views.

Projects

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    Expert economic evidence green lights JSE’s acquisition of Link Market Services

    Genesis was appointed by the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) to provide an expert economic report and testimony in the JSE’s acquisition of share registry business Link Market Services South Africa (Link SA).

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    Expert testimony in seminal media predatory pricing case

    Genesis was retained by Media24, a large newspaper and magazine publisher, to defend predatory pricing allegations made against the group by the Competition Commission in what has proven to be South Africa’s seminal predation case.

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    Tribunal gives conditional green light to alcohol merger

    Genesis was appointed to assist with a merger assessment of a licensing agreement in which AB InBev would produce, market and sell Diageo’s Smirnoff ready-to-drink (RTD) alcoholic beverage and Guinness brands in South Africa.

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    Genesis advises Indian airline in battle for air traffic rights allocation

    Go Air approached Genesis to provide an independent economic report on the appropriate allocation of air traffic rights in its challenge of the methodology and process of the allocation of these rights in India.

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    Expert economic testimony paves the way to tile merger

    Genesis was appointed by Italtile to provide expert economic opinion and testimony in Italtile’s acquisition of Ceramic Industries Limited (CIL) and Ezee Tile. 

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    Probe on restrictive warranties on car parts

    Genesis was asked by a player in the automotive industry to conduct an independent economic assessment of the impact of prescriptive warranty provisions used by original equipment motor vehicle manufacturers (OEMs) on South African consumers.  

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    Telkom series of abuse of dominance cases

    Genesis was specifically selected by the Competition Commission of South Africa to provide expert reports and testimony in the prosecution of a series of abuse of dominance cases brought against the fixed-line incumbent, Telkom.

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    Advisory support to the IDC on a major investment

    Genesis was retained by the IDC to conduct an assessment of the operations and viability of one of the companies in which it has a major shareholding. The company has faced significant challenges over recent years due to the volatile market in which it operates and the nature of its core business lines.

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    Unlocking competition in digital finance in Africa & Asia

    Genesis was commissioned to study impediments to more effective competition in mobile money markets in four markets – India, Bangladesh, Kenya and Nigeria.

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