Sagers Quoted in Wall Street Journal

Chris Sagers, the James A. Thomas Professor of Law, was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article covering chipmaker Broadcom’s pending acquisition of enterprise software firm VMWare. As Sagers explained, the deal would not be the type usually challenged in antitrust law because it is “vertical,” meaning that the merging parties are not currently direct competitors. However, he also explained that the deal is very large and involves very concentrated markets that pose real risks of anticompetitive exclusion. He also pointed out that the Federal Trade Commission challenged a not dissimilar deal last year, and so predicted that challenge to this one seems possible.

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