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The Federal Trade Commission has appointed Gregory Heltzer as the substitute monitor to oversee the Decision and Order In the Matter of Corpus Christi Polymers LLC, et al. because the original monitor retired.The Commission voted 4-0 to appoint Mr. Heltzer as the substitute monitor.
The Federal Trade Commission has approved certain modifications to Bristol Meyers Squibb’s, or BMS’s, Divestiture Agreements that the FTC approved and incorporated into its order as part of a consent that was required when BMS acquired Celgene in 2019. The modifications relate to certain...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that 7-Eleven’s acquisition of Marathon’s Speedway subsidiary violated federal antitrust laws.  
The Federal Trade Commission will require generic drug marketers ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Novitium Pharma LLC to divest, to Prasco LLC, ANI’s development rights to one generic drug used to treat common infections and assets with respect to another generic drug used to treat inflammation as...
New York-based supermarket operators The Golub Corp., which owns the Price Chopper chain, and Tops Market Corp.
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by Sartorius Stedim Biotech S.A. for the Commission to approve its acquisition of the chromatography equipment business of Novasep Process SAS.
The Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division released the agencies’ 43rd Annual Hart-Scott-Rodino Report. The report provides HSR Premerger Notification data for fiscal year 2020, and its release coincides with an unprecedented surge in pre-merger filings during the...
The Federal Trade Commission announced that it is restoring its long-established practice of routinely restricting future acquisitions for merging parties that pursue anticompetitive mergers.
Following the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey’s decision to grant a preliminary injunction against Hackensack Meridian Health, Inc.’s proposed acquisition of Englewood Healthcare Foundation, FTC Office of Public Affairs Director Lindsay Kryzak made this statement:
The Federal Trade Commission is adjusting its process for reviewing mergers to deal with a surge in merger filings.
The Federal Trade Commission voted in an open Commission meeting to rescind a 1995 policy statement that made it more difficult and burdensome to deter problematic mergers and acquisitions. The 1995 Policy Statement on Prior Approval and Prior Notice Provisions ended the Commission’s longstanding...
The following statement can be attributed to Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina M. Khan and Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department Antitrust Division Richard A. Powers:
7-Eleven, Inc. and Marathon Petroleum Corporation have agreed to divest hundreds of stores used to sell gasoline and diesel fuel in 293 local markets across 20 states to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that 7-Eleven ’s acquisition of Marathon’s Speedway subsidiary violated federal antitrust...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Casey’s General Stores Inc.’s acquisition of Buck’s Intermediate Holdings, LLC would violate federal antitrust law. Under the order, the companies have agreed to divest retail fuel...
Following the parties’ decision to abandon their proposed merger, Acting Bureau of Competition Director Maribeth Petrizzi made this statement:
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking to block Lehigh Cement Company LLC’s $151 million acquisition of rival Pennsylvania-based cement producer Keystone Cement Company, alleging the deal would harm regional competition in the market for the key ingredient used to make concrete. Lehigh owns and...
Today Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairwoman Rebecca Kelly Slaughter and Commissioner Rohit Chopra issued the following statement in response to the announcement by 7-Eleven’s parent company that it had pressed forward in its merger agreement with Marathon Petroleum Corporation during the...
Casey’s General Stores, Inc., Buck’s Intermediate Holdings, LLC, and Steven Buchanan, have agreed to divest retail fuel assets in local gasoline and diesel fuel markets across two states to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that Casey’s proposed acquisition would violate federal antitrust law.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that E. & J. Gallo Winery’s $1.7 billion acquisition of assets from competitor Constellation Brands, Inc. would violate federal antitrust law.
Given the announcement from Atrium Health Navicent, Inc. and Houston Healthcare System, Inc. that they are abandoning their proposed merger, the Federal Trade Commission has closed its investigation into the proposed transaction.

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