Deal Pros Brace For More Antitrust 2nd Looks

Law360, New York (September 25, 2009, 5:21 PM EDT) -- When CVS and Caremark joined to become CVS Caremark Corp. in 2007, the merger went through the usual antitrust review by the Federal Trade Commission. But pressure is mounting on the FTC to begin a new review of the deal, with members of Congress recently joining the fray.

Should the FTC take heed of that pressure, the CVS Caremark deal will be just the latest in a small but increasing number of deals to receive post-consummation review. With the Obama administration's antitrust officials vowing a tougher...
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