Private Equity Firms' Success Brings Antitrust Exposure

Law360, New York (November 2, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Antitrust regulators have been devoting increasing levels of scrutiny to the ownership interests of private equity investors in merging companies, a development that reflects the burgeoning influence and reach of those investors.

Regulatory interest in the ownership interests of investors behind companies involved in mergers and acquisitions isn’t new, according to Richard Favretto, an antitrust lawyer and partner based in Mayer, Brown Rowe & Maw LLP’s Washington D.C. office. But the fact that private equity investors have more money, and thus more investment stakes than in...
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