horizontal merger

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Related to horizontal merger: Vertical Merger, Conglomerate merger

hor′izon′tal merg′er

the purchase by a company of a competitor or of a company dealing in similar products or services.
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amp;nbsp;It is not a horizontal merger, which happens when two companies with similar businesses combine operations.
merger policy affect future horizontal merger activity but do not affect future non-horizontal merger activity.
I wrote "perhaps until recently" because Section 7 paragraph 2 of the 2010 Horizontal Merger Guidelines issued jointly by the U.
Commissioner Wright discusses two theories from the FTC's 2010 Horizontal Merger Guidelines critical to understanding his position on the agency's Lafarge, Holcim Decision & Order:
Following previous merger studies, we use a Horizontal Merger indicator variable that is equal to one if the target and the acquirer have the same three-digit SIC code, and zero otherwise.
93) A horizontal merger (94) has two potential types of anticompetitive effects: coordinated effects and unilateral effects.
In 2010, the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) drastically revised their Horizontal Merger Guidelines (Horizontal Merger Guidelines or Guidelines) and demoted market definition from the critical starting point to merely one available tool in merger cases.
As a general rule, the most appropriate remedy in horizontal merger cases is to re-create the competitive structure of the industry that would have existed had the acquisition not taken place.
Transactions that increase the HHI by more than 200 points in highly concentrated markets are presumed likely to enhance market power under the Horizontal Merger Guidelines issued by the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission.
It also provides guidance on analyzing antitrust problems and reviews the 2010 Horizontal Merger Guidelines, with examples of real cases.

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