Efficiencies and High Concentration: Heinz Proposes to Acquire Beech-Nut (2001)

in John E. Kwoka, Jr. & Lawrence J. White, eds., The Antitrust Revolution: Economics, Competition, and Policy (5th ed. 2009).

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Jonathan B. Baker

American University - Washington College of Law

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

This chapter discusses the FTC’s court challenge, in 2001, to the proposed merger of two baby food producers, Heinz and Beech-Nut. The chapter describes the economic issues at stake in the litigation, with a particular focus on the possibility that efficiencies could justify a merger in an industry in which post-merger concentration would be high.

Keywords: antitrust, mergers, efficiency defense

JEL Classification: K21, L40

Suggested Citation

Baker, Jonathan B., Efficiencies and High Concentration: Heinz Proposes to Acquire Beech-Nut (2001) (2009). in John E. Kwoka, Jr. & Lawrence J. White, eds., The Antitrust Revolution: Economics, Competition, and Policy (5th ed. 2009). . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3041876

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