Trends in Merger Investigations and Enforcement at the U.S. Antitrust Agencies

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This Cornerstone Research report provides analyses of merger enforcement activity by merger size, industry, and agency in the United States. For attorneys and corporations involved in mergers, our report provides context for evaluating possible outcomes of individual cases as they proceed through the enforcement process. The report analyzes data from the previous 10 annual Hart-Scott-Rodino reports that the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice filed jointly to Congress.

Fiscal Years 2010–2020

Trends in Merger Investigations and Enforcement

The number of merger transactions reported to U.S. government agencies continued to rise in fiscal year 2019, but showed signs of leveling off.

Midyear FY 2020 Update

Trends in Merger Investigations and Enforcement

The number of merger transactions reported to U.S. government agencies declined in the second quarter of 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States.

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Kostis Hatzitaskos

Vice President

  • Washington

W. Robert Majure

Vice President

  • Washington

Lorenzo Michelozzi

Senior Manager

  • Washington

Ian Hoffman

Manager

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