11 June 2020 Paris
Questions over the competitive effects of the acquisition of start-ups or ‘nascent’ firms, by dominant incumbents have become a key part of the debate on how the effective merger control regimes have been in protecting competition during a period of increasing profits.
One of the most discussed theories of harm in such mergers has been the risk of ‘Killer Acquisitions’ in which firms acquire nascent competitors only to discontinue the target’s innovation projects, thereby pre-empting the emergence of future competition.
In June 2020, the OECD will explore questions such as:
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