Merger lookbacks have multiple costs, ex-enforcers warn

Pallavi Guniganti

15 April 2019

Merger lookbacks have multiple costs, ex-enforcers warn

The Federal Trade Commission's headquarters in Washington, DC. (Credit: Carol M. Highsmith (Public domain))

Merger retrospectives not only add to the workload for US antitrust agencies that are already strapped for resources, but they also risk creating a record that companies might use to block future enforcement, former senior officials have said.