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What Can We Learn from Bazaarvoice?

 |  September 9, 2014

Pete Levitas, Kelly Schoolmeester, Sep 11, 2014

On January 8, 2014, Judge Orrick of the Northern District of California found that a consummated merger between Bazaarvoice and PowerReviews violated Section 7 of the Clayton Act. The Department of Justice challenge to this transaction and the court’s ruling have been much analyzed, and for good reason — the case provides significant insights into how the agencies approach merger challenges, how courts view those challenges, and how effective the agencies may be in challenging mergers post-consummation.

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