Mega-Mergers Raise Antitrust Concerns
The news broke last week of the latest mega-merger with the inking of a $104.2 billion deal between Anheuser-Busch InBev NV and SABMiller PLC, which would result in only two competitors in the US market and an international behemoth commanding nearly 30% of the global beer market. This was only the most recent of major mergers and consolidations throughout many industries from health insurers and food manufacturers to cable-TV providers in recent months. The concentration of nearly a third of industries raises concerns that most U.S. companies compete in markets that would be considered highly concentrated under current federal antitrust standards. Click here to read more.