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Case Status
Closed
In the Matter of CoStar Group, Inc. a corporation, and RentPath Holdings, Inc., a corporation
FTC Matter/File Number
201 0061
Docket Number
9398
Enforcement Type
Part 3 Administrative Complaints

Case Summary

The Federal Trade Commission filed an administrative complaint and authorized a suit in federal court to block internet listing services provider CoStar Group Inc.’s proposed $587.5 million acquisition of competitor RentPath Holdings, Inc. The complaint alleged that the acquisition would significantly increase concentration in the already highly concentrated markets for internet listing services advertising for large apartment complexes in 49 individual metropolitan areas across the United States. On Dec. 31, 2020, the FTC issued a statement on the parties’ announcement that they had abandoned the acquisition.