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Joint bidding by private equity funds found permissible under antitrust laws

  • Squire Sanders
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 2 2008

In late February 2008 in litigation involving the acquisition of a public company that had put itself up for sale, a federal district court held that that no antitrust claim was stated where, out of all potential buyers solicited by the company, two private equity buyers who were the only bidders to make an actual offer to buy the company entered into a joint bid agreement to purchase the target

Joint bidding by private equity funds found permissible under antitrust laws

  • Squire Sanders
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 3 2008

In late February 2008 in litigation involving the acquisition of a public company that had put itself up for sale, a federal district court held that that no antitrust claim was stated where, out of all potential buyers solicited by the company, two private equity buyers who were the only bidders to make an actual offer to buy the company entered into a joint bid agreement to purchase the target

DOJ reports increases in antitrust criminal fines and merger challenges

  • Squire Sanders
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 22 2007

The DOJ recently announced that during the 2006 fiscal year (ended September 30) it imposed antitrust criminal fines totaling over US$473 million

Merger control notification: penalties for failure to notify

  • Squire Sanders
  • -
  • Global
  • -
  • July 11 2013

With the recent imposition of substantial civil penalties on MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings (US$720,000) and on Barry Diller (US$480,000) for failing

Takeover Panel: Takeover Code: amendments to various practice statements effective 19 September 2011

  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • October 4 2011

As reported in the last edition of this publication6 , a number of changes to the Takeover Code (‘the Code’) came into effect on 19 September 2011