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Antitrust’s Increasingly Long Arm: (Minority) Private Equity Investors Beware

BY | October 27, 2022

Where do competition, antitrust, and private equity intersect? Once antitrust’s favored child compared to strategic buyers, private equity seems to have fallen from competition enforcers’ grace. Interestingly, this is part…

Where do competition, antitrust, and private equity intersect? Once antitrust’s favored child compared to strategic buyers, private equity seems to have fallen from competition enforcers’ grace. Interestingly, this is part of a broader trend: financial investors in general, from BlackRock to Blackstone, have come into the antitrust spotlight. Being a minority financial investor is no longer reason for antitrust immunity. Economic theory and competition policy have been shifting. Common owner

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