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Mergers

Learn about the prohibition on mergers that may substantially lessen competition or that tend to create a monopoly.

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In this lesson, we’ll learn about the prohibition on mergers that may substantially lessen competition or tend to create a monopoly.

I.              Mergers

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) between businesses raise antitrust concerns and receive specialized antitrust scrutiny from the Department of Justice and the FTC. That’s because a merger between rival firms can achieve the same collusive or monopolistic effects on...