Killer Acquisitions? The Debate on Merger Control for Digital Markets
2018 Yearbook of the Finnish Competition Law Association
20 Pages Posted: 16 Oct 2019
Date Written: 2018
We discuss and evaluate recent developments and the debate in merger control in the digital markets. Our focus is on the so called 'killer acquisitions' that refer to situations in which a dominant firm acquires smaller start-up rivals with the alleged intention to eliminate potential future competition.
Keywords: mergers, competition policy, digital markets
JEL Classification: K21, L4
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