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The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the Department of Justice (“DOJ” or “Department”) issued today new Vertical Merger Guidelines that outline how the federal antitrust agencies evaluate the likely competitive impact of vertical mergers and whether those mergers comply with U.S. antitrust law.
The Federal Trade Commission will require casino operator Eldorado Resorts, Inc. to divest casino-related assets in the South Lake Tahoe area of Nevada, and the Bossier City-Shreveport area of Louisiana, to settle charges that Eldorado’s $17.3 billion agreement to acquire Caesars Entertainment...
Tri Star Energy, LLC and Hollingsworth Oil Company, Inc., C & H Properties, and Ronald L. Hollingsworth have agreed to divest, retail fuel assets to settle charges that Tri Star’s proposed acquisition of certain assets from Hollingsworth would violate federal antitrust law. Tri Star, a...
Tri Star Energy, LLC and Hollingsworth Oil Company, Inc., C & H Properties, and Ronald L. Hollingsworth, which operate fuel outlets and convenience stores, have agreed to settle FTC charges that Tri Star’s acquisition of Hollingsworth would violate antitrust law. The complaint...
Casino operator Eldorado Resorts, Inc. has agreed to divest assets to settle charges that its $17.3 billion acquisition of Caesars Entertainment Corporation likely would be anticompetitive in the South Lake Tahoe area of Nevada and the Bossier City-Shreveport area of Louisiana...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Safariland, LLC, which manufactures and sells equipment for the law-enforcement, military, and recreational markets, entered several anticompetitive agreements with body-worn camera...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Danaher Corporation’s acquisition of GE Biopharma would likely reduce competition in highly concentrated markets that supply biopharmaceutical companies with key inputs.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Össur Hf’s proposed acquisition of College Park Industries, Inc. would violate federal antitrust law.
Over the past few years, the Bureau has faced a surprising number of failing firm claims by merging parties. Even when the economy was booming, we heard many iterations of the same argument: The acquired firm is failing. The acquiring firm is failing. Both firms are failing (which...
The PNO handles Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) premerger notification filings for thousands of transactions each year.  Filing fees are also required as part of the HSR premerger notification process.  Failure to pay the required fee on time will delay the HSR waiting period, but careful...
Pharmaceutical companies AbbVie Inc. and Allergan plc have agreed to divest assets to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that AbbVie’s proposed $63 billion acquisition of Allergan would violate federal antitrust law.

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