Standard Life Aberdeen merger cleared by watchdog
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said on Thursday that it has decided not to refer the merger to an in-depth "Phase 2 investigation", paving the way for the deal's completion in August.
On Monday, shareholders overwhelmingly backed the tie-up, with more than 95 per cent of investors at Aberdeen and 98 per cent at Standard Life voting in favour of the deal during general meetings.
The merger will create Europe's second-biggest fund manager, with £670bn under management.
The deal, announced in March, is targeting cost savings of £200m a year, with around 800 jobs expected to be lost over a three-year period from a global workforce of 9,000.