The Federal Transact Commission as well as the Justice Division Are Taking a Closer Look at Ma Transactions

Historically, antitrust enforcers have been locker with regard to top to bottom transactions. Yet , in the past years, the National Trade Cost has challenged three straight transactions — two of which had been abandoned — and the Justice Department seems to have filed a lawsuit to end a third. These recent strains indicate a heightened level of scrutiny for these discounts, and they might have implications for long term transactions.