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The Federal Trade Commission has issued an administrative complaint [a public version of which will be linked to this news release shortly] charging that Wilhelmsen Maritime Services’ proposed $400 million acquisition of Drew Marine Group would violate the antitrust laws by significantly reducing...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that retail fuel station and convenience store operator Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.’s acquisition of Holiday Companies would violate federal antitrust law.
When Congress passed the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, it created minimum dollar thresholds to limit the burden of premerger reporting. In 2000, it amended the HSR statute to require the annual adjustment of these thresholds based on the change in gross...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that the merger of Canadian fertilizer and chemical companies Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. and Agrium Inc. would likely harm competition in two markets:
For 2018, the size-of-transaction threshold for reporting proposed mergers and acquisitions under Section 7A of the Clayton Act will adjust from $80.8 million to $84.4 million. Also, the 2018 thresholds under Section 8 of the Act that trigger prohibitions on certain interlocking memberships on...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that medical technology company Becton, Dickinson’s proposed $24 billion acquisition of competitor C. R. Bard would violate federal antitrust law by harming competition in two U.S.
Last week, I spoke about a topic that has attracted a lot of popular interest in antitrust enforcement lately—vertical merger enforcement. We view vertical mergers as an important part of the FTC’s enforcement agenda. However, it is true that, relative to horizontal mergers, vertical...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that retail fuel station and convenience store operator Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.’s acquisition of competitor Jet-Pep, Inc. would violate federal antitrust law.
Canadian fertilizer and chemical companies Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. and Agrium Inc. have agreed to divest two U.S. production facilities in order to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their proposed merger would negatively impact competition in two relevant markets.
Becton, Dickinson and Company and C. R. Bard, Inc. have agreed to divest two medical device product lines to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that Becton, Dickinson’s proposed $24 billion acquisition of Bard would negatively impact competition in those markets. Both companies supply a range...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that Mars, Incorporated’s $9.1 billion acquisition of pet care company VCA Inc. would violate federal antitrust laws. Under the Order, Mars is required to divest 12...

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