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The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on an application by Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA to establish a new outpatient hemodialysis clinic.
Today the FTC and DOJ released the Hart-Scott-Rodino Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2016. The Report is the 39th accounting of the agencies’ premerger notification program under the HSR Act, and it covers all premerger notification and merger enforcement activity initiated between...
In order to reduce the burden associated with submitting detailed information for every document withheld on a claim of privilege, the Bureau has established an optional two-step privilege log process. Rather than submitting a complete privilege log for all withheld documents and...
The Hart Scott Rodino (HSR) Act and Rules require that parties to certain mergers and acquisitions submit premerger notification filings and wait before consummating the transaction. Parties must often balance the HSR filing requirement with a number of other regulatory requirements,...
Physicians’ practices vary widely, as do their effectiveness and reimbursement. Using a merger of six orthopaedic groups in southeastern Pennsylvania, we find that such groups can generate large, anti‐competitive price increases without any demonstrated increases in quality (...
Bruce Hoffman, the Acting Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, issued this statement on the Commission’s decision not to further pursue an investigation of Amazon.com, Inc.’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market Inc.:
The Federal Trade Commission has closed its investigation of several agreements between Honeywell International, Inc. and E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co.1 related to the sale of 1234yf, the next generation refrigerant in automotive air conditioning systems.
Baxter International Inc. and Claris Lifesciences Limited have agreed to divest two types of pharmaceutical products to settle charges that Baxter’s proposed $625 million acquisition of Claris’ injectable drugs business would (1) reduce current competition in the United States for the...
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted an additional public comment to the Tennessee Department of Health that opposes issuing a certificate of public advantage (COPA) to Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System that would allow the two companies to merge.
Discussion of the significant negative effects on hospital prices, quality of care, and the availability of services likely to result from the merger of Mountain States and Wellmont, and of deficiencies in three reports filed by the applicants.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application from LaFargeHolcim, Ltd to amend several agreements that were part of a 2015 FTC order settling charges that the $25 billion merger of Holcim Ltd. and Lafarge S.A. would likely harm competition in the United...
“The parties’ decision to abandon this transaction is a clear win for American consumers,” said Markus H. Meier, Acting Director of the Bureau of Competition. “For years, the vigorous competition between DraftKings and FanDuel has spurred innovation and favorable pricing. In brief, consumers...
Broadcom Limited has agreed to establish a firewall to remedy the FTC’s concerns that its proposed $5.9 billion acquisition of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. is anticompetitive.

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