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Assessing “Killer Acquisitions”: An Assets and Capabilities-Based View of the Start-Up

BY | May 26, 2020

Killer acquisitions have come under the eye of the antitrust community. However, the issue has not always been discussed in a systematic way and there is still no emerging consensus.…

Killer acquisitions have come under the eye of the antitrust community. However, the issue has not always been discussed in a systematic way and there is still no emerging consensus. Therefore, this paper sets out a general framework to evaluate killer acquisitions by tying together the various strands in the existing literature. With that aim, this paper makes some conceptual clarifications, outlines possible ex ante and ex post mechanisms for capturing killer acquisitions and advocates for a s

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