National Drugstore Chains Scrap Merger, Announce New Plan

As you are probably aware, there are several federal agencies that are tasked with ensuring that the American marketplace remains open and competitive. The most commonly known of these is the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). When major companies are considering mergers, acquisitions, or large-scale purchases, they must first seek approval from FTC to verify that […]

Justice Department Will Move to Block Two Health Insurance Mergers

Shares of four large health insurers fell this week when it was suggested that the United States Department of Justice is planning to file lawsuits intended to block two separate mergers. Over the last several years, the Justice Department’s antitrust division has been taking a stronger stand against business deals that it believes could inappropriately […]

Protecting Consumers: Naperville Business Attorney on the Blocked Office-Supply Merger

Once a company reaches a certain size and market share, its influence over the industry as whole is often substantial. In today’s business landscape, it is not uncommon for competition to such companies to erode over time, in many cases, leaving as a few as two major players to fight for dominance over a particular […]

FTC Challenging Proposed Chicago Health Systems Merger

For many small and mid-size companies, a merger presents the opportunity to reach more customers with increased efficiency. In most cases, merging with another business is a profitable decision for both existing entities, their owners, their shareholders, and their client base. Sometimes, however, government regulators become concerned about a merger’s potential effect on the market […]

Future Merger Possible Between OfficeMax and Office Depot

The Chicago Tribune has reported that a possible merger between U.S. office supply chains Office Depot Inc., which is based in Boca Raton, Florida and OfficeMax Inc., which is based in Naperville. While neither company has confirmed or denied the potential merger report, a top shareholder of OfficeMax, Neuberger Berman, indicated that it could support […]