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Two providers of ambulance services have agreed to divest inter-facility air ambulance transport services in Hawaii to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their proposed merger would likely harm competition among air ambulance transport services that transfer patients between medical...
Following today’s announcement by J.M Smucker, Ian Conner, Deputy Director of the Bureau of Competition, made this statement:“Today’s announcement from Smucker and Conagra that they will abandon their proposed merger is good news for consumers across the United States because they will continue to...
The Federal Trade Commission today filed an administrative complaint charging that J.M. Smucker Co.’s proposed $285 million acquisition of Conagra Brands, Inc.’s Wesson cooking oil brand “is likely ‘substantially to lessen competition, or to tend to create a monopoly’ in violation of the Clayton...
The Federal Trade Commission issued a statement on its vote to close the investigation of the proposed merger of European eyewear makers Essilor and Luxottica Group.According to the statement, the evidence did not support a conclusion that Essilor’s proposed acquisition of Luxottica violates...
The FTC issued an administrative complaint charging that Wilhelmsen Maritime Services’ proposed $400 million acquisition of Drew Marine Group would violate the antitrust laws by significantly reducing competition in an important market for marine water treatment chemicals and services...
The Federal Trade Commission has issued an administrative complaint charging that Wilhelmsen Maritime Services’ proposed $400 million acquisition of Drew Marine Group would violate the antitrust laws by significantly reducing competition in an important market for marine water treatment chemicals...
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.

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