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Emboldened Antitrust Regulators Making Cos. Think Twice

Law360, New York (March 3, 2016, 7:36 PM EST) -- A string of successful merger challenges by the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission is forcing companies considering tie-ups to weigh whether cost savings and stock boosts are worth paralyzing legal limbo and the costly consequences of failure.

Aircraft supplier United Technologies Corp. publicly rebuffed suitor Honeywell last week, saying the $90.3 billion tie-up with its closest competitor — which would have yielded a behemoth with nearly $100 billion in annual revenue — courted the ire of antitrust regulators in a climate they believe...
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