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Antitrust Concerns Continue to Dog JD Sports’ Footasylum Acquisition

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U.K.’s antitrust regulator has provisionally barred the acquisition of Footasylum Ltd. by JD Sports Fashion Plc. The latest ruling from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) found that a prior CMA review failed to inquire into the combined entities increased competitive threat to the direct-to-consumer (DTC) operations of Nike and Adidas in the aftermath of…

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