The Antitrust Review of the Americas 2015

US: Mergers

19 August 2014

As anticipated, 2013 saw a continuing trend of aggressive enforcement in United States merger control. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC)’s efforts in the health-care space reached new heights with the successful challenges to St Luke’s acquisition of Saltzer Medical Group in Idaho, Mylan’s acquisition of Agila Specialties, and Watson Pharmaceuticals’ acquisition of Actavis. These challenges served to complement significant appellate victories against ProMedica and Phoebe Putney.