FTC Imposes Strict Limits on DaVita, Inc.’s Future Mergers Following Proposed Acquisition of Utah Dialysis Clinics* The Federal Trade Commission issued a proposed order imposing strict limits on future mergers by DaVita, Inc., a dialysis service provider with a history of fueling consolidation in life-saving health industries. The order follows allegations that DaVita’s proposed acquisition of the University of Utah Health’s dialysis clinics would reduce competition in vital outpatient dialysis services in the Provo, Utah market. Under the proposed order, DaVita is required to divest three Provo-area dialysis clinics to Sanderling Renal Services, Inc. and prohibited from entering into or enforcing non-compete agreements and other employee restrictions. The FTC
The US FTC returns to its standard use of prior approval and issues a proposed order imposing strict limits on future mergers involving a dialysis service provider due to its history of attempting to buy up competitors in an already concentrated industry (DaVita)
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