Mergers and Acquisitions

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Mergers and Acquisitions

A term referring to any process by which two companies become one. In a merger, two companies integrate their operations, management, stock, and everything else, while, in an acquisition, one company buys another. Mergers and acquisitions may also refer to all legal, financial, and other issues involved before a merger or acquisition can take place.
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In either case, theories of competitive concern require antitrust policy to protect consumers from possible monopolies.
* Moderately Concentrated Markets: Mergers resulting in moderately concentrated markets that involve an increase in the HHI of more than 100 points potentially raise significant competitive concerns and often warrant scrutiny.
In order to reduce competitive concerns, Comcast is prepared to divest systems serving approximately 3 million managed subscribers.
"In contrast to the broadband market, where the authority is proposing to remove regulatory obligations in relation to mass-market broadband services, competitive concerns remain in relation to higher-quality guaranteed bandwidth services," he added.
"There may be legal or competitive concerns that keep presenters from sharing everything they could.
Others cited competitive concerns as the reason why their companies were avoiding the surcharge.
"The scale of SeaMicro's business today is much smaller than that of a Hewlett-Packard or a Dell," she said, and AMD thinks the value of SeaMicro's technology to server vendors will outweigh their competitive concerns.
"In particular, learner and wider community benefits must carry greater weight than personal or competitive concerns, valid as they may be," it adds.
Those that fall within this zone are unlikely to raise competitive concerns. However, those that exceed a share above 50% for any common service that two or more ACOs provide to patients in the same Primary Service Area will be subjected to a 90-day expedited review of ACOs by these agencies.
Sentiment remains a bit mixed recently on competitive concerns which we see as overblown/highly speculative.
The Commission underlined that, in the course of the investigation, it had "identified serious competitive concerns in relation to the market for high-end video conferencing products and video conferencing solutions," and that the divestment requested of Cisco should allow competitors to develop products technically compatible with those of the new world leader in videoconferencing.
Department of Justice have had "serious competitive concerns" that the combined company will have too much control over ticket prices.
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