Vertical Merger Enforcement Actions: 1994-April 2020

46 Pages Posted: 4 Nov 2015 Last revised: 24 Apr 2020

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Steven C. Salop

Georgetown University Law Center

Daniel P Culley

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Date Written: April 15, 2020


We have revised our earlier listing of vertical merger enforcement actions by the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission since 1994. This revised listing includes 66 vertical matters beginning in 1994 through April 2020. It includes challenges and certain proposed transactions that were abandoned in the face of Agency concerns. This listing can be treated as an Appendix to Steven C. Salop and Daniel P. Culley, Revising the Vertical Merger Guidelines: Policy Issues and an Interim Guide for Practitioners, 4 JOURNAL OF ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT 1 (2016).

Keywords: antitrust, mergers, vertical mergers, exclusion, efficiencies

JEL Classification: K00, K20, K21, K29, L22, L30, L40, L50

Suggested Citation

Salop, Steven C. and Culley, Daniel P, Vertical Merger Enforcement Actions: 1994-April 2020 (April 15, 2020). Available at SSRN: or

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