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Ending Monopolization Via Mergers: How and Why to Restore Legislative Intent Behind The U.S. Anti-Merger Laws

BY | February 27, 2023

Mergers have been a persistent tactic by which powerful companies grow their power and monopolize markets. In passing and amending the Clayton Act, Congress intended to prevent monopolization, and in…

Mergers have been a persistent tactic by which powerful companies grow their power and monopolize markets. In passing and amending the Clayton Act, Congress intended to prevent monopolization, and in order to reach that goal, limited mergers and corporate takeovers –particularly those involving dominant firms. Congress believed these laws barring monopoly through mergers would create an economy in which firms could enter industries with relative ease and, once there, join a multitude of other

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