Bass Pro/Cabela's: a case study of competitive retail mergers

24 July 2017

Bass Pro/Cabela's: a case study of competitive retail mergers

O'Melveny partner Ted Hassi and counsel Lindsey Freeman

On 3 July 2017, the Federal Trade Commission issued a no-action letter officially closing its investigation into the proposed merger of Bass Pro Group and Cabela's, two premier outdoor sporting goods retailers. O'Melveny & Myers's Ted Hassi and Lindsey Freeman were antitrust counsel to Bass Pro, and detail how the FTC's decision reflects a recent trend in antitrust enforcement agencies' approach to retail mergers.