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It’s perhaps the biggest news the IP services sector has ever seen—but what will the Clarivate/CPA merger mean for competition in the industry? Rory O'Neill reports.
But the deal will leave smaller providers having to work harder to compete in a market that is being increasingly swallowed up by a select few.
The news is hugely significant for CPA Global, which itself acquired Clarivate’s IP management business in 2018. CPA shareholders will own 35% of what will be the undisputed, dominant player in the sector.
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