EU: GE, Canon, Merck in post-merger spotlight

EU: GE, Canon, Merck in post-merger spotlight

The European Union’s antitrust watchdog accused General Electric, Japan’s Canon as well as German pharmaceuticals group Merck KGaA and Sigma-Aldrich of breaching the bloc’s merger rules. The moves come as the EU is trying to drive home to companies the urgent need to submit accurate and truthful information when registering a deal for antitrust review […]

State Created Barriers to Exit: The Example of the Acquisition of Alstom by General Electric

Nicolas Petit, March 20, 2016 This paper seeks to understand the competitive impact of State restrictions to M&A transactions that target domestic corporations. In the economic literature, a rich body of papers has examined the impact of State restrictions in terms of market access, international trade and FDI. In contrast, the consequences of State restrictions […]