On August 14, 2002, the FTC announced that MSC Software Corporation had agreed to enter into a consent settlement, resolving concerns that arose after MSC acquired Universal Analytics, Inc. (“UAI”) and Computerized Structural Analysis & Research Corp. (“CSAR”) in 1999. The FTC determined that the acquisitions of UAI and CSAR caused a decline in competition and formed a monopoly in the market for the engineering software Nastran. As a result, the FTC sought divestiture of Nastran by requiring MSC to make an exact copy, which would be licensed to one or two
The US FTC seeks divestiture of an exact copy of the software, thereby resolving anticompetitive effects from a completed merger in the engineering software industry (MSC / UAI / CSAR)
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