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Analyzing Vertical Mergers

Following AT&T/Time Warner and the recent adoption of U.S. Vertical Merger Guidelines, vertical merger policy has again become a subject of intense...

Highlights of the Much-Awaited U.S. Vertical Merger Guidelines

The new U.S. Vertical Merger Guidelines close the gap that was long manifest between the old guidance and both the economic theory...

The Possibility of Social-Surplus-Reducing Vertical Mergers

Despite the common view that vertical mergers are generally less problematic than horizontal mergers, it is also recognized that they are not...

Economic Tools for Analyzing Vertical Mergers in Healthcare

Several recent investigations of vertical transactions in healthcare, along with the promulgation of new draft Vertical Merger Guidelines by the FTC and...
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United Technologies/Raytheon Highlights Key Issues in Aerospace and Defense Industry Merger...

John B. Dubrow & Anthony S. Ferrara (McDermott, Will & Emory) The DOJ Antitrust Division’s (DOJ) recent challenge to...
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US: Overhaul of antitrust rules for vertical mergers in the works

US antitrust enforcers are proposing new guidelines for determining whether to approve mergers that combine companies that don’t compete with one another...
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Vertical Mergers: A Multi-jurisdictional Comparison

By Michael Blaisdell (Federal Trade Commission)1 Across the international competition community, vertical mergers are receiving considerable attention. CPI dedicated a Chronicle...

Assessing Merger Impacts on Consumer Welfare in a Converging Internet Marketplace

By Rob Frieden (Pennsylvania State University) This article identifies substantial flaws in how U.S. government agencies and courts assess merger proposals by ventures operating in...

FTC Facilitates Lively Debate on the Future of Vertical Merger Enforcement

November 2018 FTC Facilitates Lively Debate on the Future of Vertical Merger Enforcement By Blair Kuykendall (Dechert)1 The FTC hosted two panels on November 1st to...

Vertical Mergers and Entrepreneurial Exit

Posted by Social Science Research Network Vertical Mergers and Entrepreneurial Exit By D. Daniel Sokol The idea that tech companies should be permitted to acquire nascent start-ups is...

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