The US FTC reaches a consent agreement with merging parties to preserve innovation in the switch box industry (Emerson / Pentair)

The FTC’s recent consent agreement addressing concerns regarding Emerson Electric Co.’s (Emerson) acquisition of Pentair Plc (Pentair) demonstrates a continued focus on whether transactions will reduce the incentive for merging parties to develop new, innovative products in the future. This is the latest in a string of cases which show that when the antitrust regulators raise innovation concerns, the merging parties need to propose a remedy that will involve the

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Jon B. Dubrow, The US FTC reaches a consent agreement with merging parties to preserve innovation in the switch box industry (Emerson / Pentair), 28 April 2017, e-Competitions Merger Remedies, Art. N° 93105

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