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  • Complex merger remedies ‘may not be worth it,’ official says

    Bloomberg BNA - 06/21/2017

    The issue is also front and center in the Walgreens-Rite Aid deal, as questions loom about whether Fred’s Inc. is capable of buying the stores that the merged entity would be required to sell.

    “It’s everyone’s hope that merger remedy policy is not being used as an indirect method of avoiding the hard decisions about challenging mergers,” John Kwoka, an economics professor at Northeastern University, said at the event.

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