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Press release

Berlin, August 17, 2011

ESMT Competition Analysis becomes E.CA Economics

  •     E.CA Economics independent economic consultancy
  •     Cooperation with ESMT faculty members continues

As of August 17, 2011 ESMT Competition Analysis has changed its name to E.CA Economics. The now independent economic consultancy is the international business school’s second successful spin-off, following MARGA in 2007. E.CA Economics has entered an exclusive partnership with ESMT European School of Management and Technology and will continue to work closely with members of the ESMT faculty on leading-edge research in industrial organization and quantitative methods.

"In only a few years, ESMT Competition Analysis has developed from a small unit within the business school to a leading economic consultancy," said Hans W. Friederiszick, Managing Director of E.CA Economics. Rainer Nitsche, also E.CA Managing Director, added, "In line with this remarkable growth, we want to make our own brand more clearly identifiable and simultaneously emphasize our strong partnership with the ESMT. Consequently, we have changed our name to E.CA Economics."

E.CA Economics was founded at ESMT in 2007 as ESMT Competition Analysis and focuses on the areas of merger, antitrust, State aid, and regulation. E.CA Economics has been named in The Economics 20 by the Global Competition Review survey since 2008 as one of the world’s leading competition economic firms, reflecting its successful business development.

ESMT President Jörg Rocholl commented, "This second successful spin-off demonstrates the importance of putting theory into practice at ESMT. We look forward to further rigorous joint research on current regulatory issues with E.CA Economics." Current joint research projects include cartel cases in raw materials and the automobile industry, a merger in the cable TV industry, and a margin squeeze case in telecoms, among others.

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ESMT European School of Management and Technology was founded in October 2002 by 25 leading global companies and institutions. The international business school offers a full-time MBA, an executive MBA, and open enrollment and customized executive education programs. ESMT focuses on three main topics: leadership and social responsibility, European competitiveness, and the management of technology. Additionally the business school provides an interdisciplinary platform for discourse between politics, business, and academia. ESMT is based in Berlin, Germany, with an additional campus in Schloss Gracht near Cologne, where USW Netzwerk runs the German-speaking executive education programs of the business school. ESMT is a private business school, accredited by the German state, AACSB, AMBA, and FIBAA.