What FTC's Ardagh Analysis Means For Ball-Rexam Merger

Law360, New York (June 17, 2015, 10:13 AM EDT) -- While past mergers analysis and actions taken by the antitrust agencies can be a guidepost for understanding future mergers within the same trade, reliance on past mergers alone to predict future outcomes can lead observers to the wrong conclusion. Instead, each merger should be analyzed on its merits and its particular set of facts. The Federal Trade Commission has readily acknowledged that each merger should be reviewed with current market dynamics in mind.[1]

Recently, aluminum beverage container Ball Corporation announced its pending acquisition of Rexam PLC....
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