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September 4, 2019

"Killer Acquisitions" in Antitrust Authorities' Sights: Risk for Innovative Startups?

Handelsblatt Rechtsboard (Blog)

This article examines the current global interest of antitrust authorities—and the political systems in which they operate—in taking action against so-called "killer acquisitions" and explores the ramifications of these actions on innovative start-up companies. The interest started in Europe with Facebook's acquisitions of Instagram (2012) and WhatsApp (2014) and the resulting introduction of the new transaction value thresholds in German and Austrian merger control law.

» Read the full article (available only in German).