The following will review some of the different kinds of financial transactions that occur when companies engage in mergers and acquisitions activity.
Commentary on the Horizontal Merger Guidelines that provides many specific examples of how those principles have been applied in actual mergers reviewed by the agencies. Merger law is generally forward-looking: The premerger notification requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act allow the antitrust agencies to examine the likely effects of proposed mergers before they take place.
This advance notice avoids the difficult and potentially ineffective "unscrambling of the eggs" once an anticompetitive merger has been completed.
The agencies also investigate some completed mergers that subsequently appear to have harmed customers. Fully 95 percent of merger filings present no competitive issues.
For those deals requiring more in-depth investigation, the FTC has developed Merger Best Practices to help streamline the merger review process and more quickly identify deals that present competitive problems. For those, it is often possible to resolve competitive concerns by consent agreement with the parties, which allows the beneficial aspects of the deal to go forward while eliminating the competitive threat.
In a few cases, the agency and the parties cannot agree on a way to fix the competitive problems, and the agency may go to federal court to prevent the merger pending an administrative trial on the merits of the deal.
By law, all information provided to, or obtained by, the agencies in a merger investigation is confidential, and the agencies have very strict rules against disclosing it. These rules prevent the agencies from even disclosing the existence of an investigation.
In some situations, however, the parties themselves may announce their merger plans, and the FTC may then confirm the existence of an investigation.Mar 17, · 13 Key Intellectual Property Issues In Mergers And Acquisitions issues.
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