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Wachtell Lipton Discusses Addressing Market Volatility and Risk in M&A Agreements

By: Edward D. Herlihy and Jacob A. King (CLS Blue Sky Blog) Significant volatility continues to disrupt the equity markets, with the major stock indexes swinging multiple...
HSR and Antitrust Considerations for Private Equity Firms in M&A Transactions

The Success of Your M&A Deal Hinges on How You Announce...

By: Mark L. Sirower & Jeff M. Weirens (Harvard Business Review) One of the critical mistakes that acquirers make is the mismanagement of Announcement Day, which...
Much has been said (and written) about “big data” as a new factor in European merger review. This focus of course begs the questions:

No Let-Up In Merger Control Focus As Global Antitrust Authorities Continue...

By: Dominic Long, Elaine Johnston & Peter McDonald (Allen & Overy) Allen & Overy’s latest Global Trends in Merger Control Enforcement report reveals that antitrust authorities around the...
Retrospect and Prospect: Antitrust Enforcement of Abuse of Dominance

(Un)Intended Consequences of Regulatory Enforcement in M&A

By: Eric de Bodt, Jean-Gabriel Cousin, Micah S. Officer & Richard Roll (CLS Blue Sky Blog) A growing literature highlights the important effect of economic and...
DOJ

Meanwhile, the DOJ Antitrust Division Launches Merger Challenges in the Airline,...

By: Steven Cernak & Luis Blanquez (The Antitrust Attorney) As we have reported numerous times (most recently here), the Federal Trade Commission has been making headlines with some controversial...
Growing Convergence: The Limited Role of Antitrust in Standard Essential Patent Disputes

Why There Needs to Be More, not Less, Consolidation in Video...

By: Dirk Auer (Truth on the Market) Recent commentary on the proposed merger between WarnerMedia and Discovery, as well as Amazon’s acquisition of MGM, often has included...
How Much Do Various Advisers Affect the Success of M&A?

How Much Do Various Advisers Affect the Success of M&A?

By: Alexander Schmitz & Soenke Sievers (CLS Blue Sky Blog) Companies that engage in M&A regularly employ a variety of financial, legal, and other advisers to...
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Kenya OKs Amethis, Naivas Deal

The Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) has approved acquisition of a minority stake in retail chain Naivas by French private equity fund Amethis Finance. The...
law

Gilead To Buy Forty Seven, Cancer Therapy Specialist For $4.9B

Gilead Sciences agreed to buy Forty Seven for about US$4.9 billion to advance into one of the hottest areas of pharmaceutical research, cancer treatments...
tax

Credit Karma Deal Could Hit Antitrust Hurdle

TurboTax has long been the leader in do-it-yourself tax-filing software. But it has faced increasing competition from a nimble startup, Credit Karma, which has...
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