The Use Of Horizontal Mergers

The use of horizontal merger involving the combination of two competitors that perform similar or comparable goods or services. Because of the effect of these types of mergers, they are examined most closely because of their potential to impact competition by reducing the number of competitors and its effects on increasing market power.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What has been the precedence with these mergers?
What procedures have to be followed before a merger occurs?
What are defenses that the acquiring company can raise to defend a merger?

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