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Lessons From United States v. Bazaarvoice

BY | March 13, 2014

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Matthew Joseph, Barry Nigro, Mar 13, 2014 Two days after Bazaarvoice acquired its rival, PowerReviews, for $168.2 million,…

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle

Matthew Joseph, Barry Nigro, Mar 13, 2014

Two days after Bazaarvoice acquired its rival, PowerReviews, for $168.2 million, the Department of Justice initiated an investigation into the acquisition’s competitive effects. Eighteen months later, Judge William Orrick of the Northern District of California held that the acquisition was unlawful because it eliminated Bazaarvoice’s “only credible competitor.” Jud

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