Tag Archives: antitrust

Antitrust Risk and Voluntary M&A Disclosure 

By | May 4, 2023

Antitrust laws in the U.S. prohibit firms from engaging in anticompetitive mergers and acquisitions (M&As) that may harm consumer welfare. While the merger control procedure requires firms to notify the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) of prospective M&As, many deals are exempt from such a requirement. Consequently, firms voluntarily disclosing… Read More »

Who’s Afraid Of Antitrust? As Of Late, (Minority) Private Equity Investors 

By | January 11, 2023

The antitrust world is changing. US agencies’ eyes are turning to finance, with the newest enforcement target being private equity (“PE”). Repeated public statements and speeches of US antitrust officials under the Biden administration  clearly signal this policy shift. This is no surprise for Europe. The European Commission, confirmed by the Courts, has also recently… Read More »

Competition and Innovation: The Breakup of IG Farben

By | October 4, 2022

IG Farben used to be the world’s largest chemical company until it was broken up in one of the largest antitrust events in history. My recent research explores how the breakup affected innovation activity in postwar Germany.  The 21st century has seen two notable trends: a “big company” is bigger than ever, and the pace… Read More »

M&A Role in the VC Ecosystem: A View on Possible Antitrust Implications

By | July 2, 2021

Several proposals in the House and Senate are aimed at substantially curbing M&A (Mergers and Acquisitions) activity as part of changes focused on antitrust. In a recent study, titled “Mergers, Antitrust, and the Interplay of Entrepreneurial Activity and the Investments That Fund it”, we shed light on the possible implications to startup-driven innovation, in general,… Read More »