‘How tech rolls’: Potential competition and ‘reverse’ killer acquisitions

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Competition authorities have shown a growing concern over loss of potential competition as a theory of harm in ‘killer acquisitions’ of smaller players by dominant firms in related, but not immediately overlapping, product spaces such as tech, digital payments, internet and pharma.

In this article, Cristina Caffarra, Gregory Crawford of the University of Zurich and Tommaso Valletti of Imperial College Business School and the University of Rome discuss the significance for competition policy of ‘killer acquisitions’ and ‘reverse killer acquisitions’ in this context.

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