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Following today’s announcement that the parties are abandoning their proposed merger, Gail Levine, Deputy Director of the Bureau of Competition, made this statement:“This deal threatened to let a monopolist extinguish nascent competition in a growing health care market: next-generation DNA...
Today the Federal Trade Commission filed an administrative complaint challenging Post Holdings, Inc.’s proposed acquisition of TreeHouse Foods, Inc.’s private label ready-to-eat cereal business. Post and TreeHouse are two of only three significant manufacturers and distributors of private label...
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simons has made two appointments to the Bureau of Competition’s senior leadership team. Simons announced that, with the approval of the Federal Trade Commission, Ian Conner will assume the position of Bureau Director effective December 20, 2019. Simons also...
The Federal Trade Commission has authorized an action to block Illumina Inc.’s proposed $1.2 billion acquisition of Pacific Biosciences of California (PacBio). The Commission alleges in an administrative complaint that Illumina is seeking to unlawfully maintain its monopoly in the U.S. market for...
The Federal Trade Commission has closed its investigation into Roche Holding AG’s proposed acquisition of Spark Therapeutics, Inc.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC’s acquisition of Generation Pipeline LLC would likely harm competition to provide natural gas pipeline transportation in a three-county area. NEXUS is a joint...

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The Federal Trade Commission authorized an action to block Post Holdings, Inc.’s proposed acquisition of the private label ready-to-eat ("RTE") cereal business of TreeHouse Foods, Inc.  In an administrative complaint issued on December 19, 2019, the Commission alleges that the...

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Shareholder A and Shareholder B are both UPEs in the situation you describe.From: [Redacted]Sent: Monday, October 28, 2019 12:43:56 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)To: [Redacted]Subject: Question re control/irrevocable proxiesI have reviewed the PMN Manual and informal...
From: Carson, TimothySent: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 4:33:38 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)To: [Redacted]Cc: [Redacted]Subject: RE: US Sales QuestionBelow are responses to your numbered questions:1. Agree2. Agree3. Agree it is reasonable to include in the aggregate...
From: Six, AnneSent: Monday, October 7, 2019 9:37:56 AM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)To: [Redacted]Cc: [Redacted]Subject: FW: UPE Question Yes, the natural person is the UPE and holds 55% of Target indirectly so list 55% in Item 1(f). Best,AnneFrom: [Redacted]Sent: Monday...
From: Carson, TimothySent: Thursday, October 17, 2019 4:12:54 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)To: [Redacted]Cc: [Redacted]Subject: RE: Size of Transaction TestThe acquiring person will need to determine whether the contingent investment is reasonably certain to occur.From...
From: Whitehead, NoraSent: Friday, October 11, 2019 9:34:16 AM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)To: [Redacted]Cc: [Redacted]Subject: RE: Rule 802.4 Asset AnalysisWe agree with your stated conclusions. With regard to “property and equipment,” we encourage you to perform an 802...
From: Walsh, Kathryn E.Sent: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 8:42:12 AM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)To: [Redacted]Cc: [Redacted]Subject: FW: Item 7 for PE Fund whose Associate = TargetThere is no exception for this situation – feel free to drop a footnote to explain. From: [...
From: Six, AnneSent: Friday, October 11, 2019 9:40:26 AM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)To: [Redacted]Cc: [Redacted]Subject: FW: Item 5(a)[Redacted]Yes, in Item 5(a) the filer must report most-recent-year revenue for all entities it controls at the time of filing. You may...
From: Six, AnneSent: Thursday, October 10, 2019 1:47:09 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)To: [Redacted]Cc: [Redacted]Subject: FW: 4c document questionYes, that’s acceptable. Thanks.Best,AnneFrom: [Redacted]Sent: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 4:46:32 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern...

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The Federal Trade Commission filed a statement of public interest in connection with the International Trade Commission's investigation of certain memory modules and the components thereof, ITC Investigation No. 337-TA-1089.

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Abstract: Digital markets are increasingly described as the ‘railroads’ of the 21st century. Extending that metaphor, some commentators argue we should revive stale railroad-era economic regulations and adapt them to the digital age. This enthusiasm appears to be buoyed by both a sudden nostalgia...

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