Antitrust Updates for Private Equity Firms

October 05, 2016

In an era of robust merger enforcement by the U.S. antitrust agencies, opportunities abound for private equity firms to acquire divested businesses for value. These acquisitions of divested businesses are increasingly subject to review by the agencies prior to the closing of the main transaction, and private equity buyers should be well-prepared to demonstrate to the parties, and then again to the agencies, how they will ensure that the divested business will replace any competition lost between the parties. Private equity buyers should also account for the increased length of government merger investigations in their deal analysis.

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