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Tech firms face more regulation after moves to stop 'killer' acquisitions – but innovation could also be under threat

By Renaud Foucart, Senior Lecturer in Economics, Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster University
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One way to eliminate the competition in business is simply to buy them out and shut them down. And that means less choice for consumers and sometimes the loss of innovative and, in the case of the pharmaceutical industry, even life-saving products. But such so-called killer acquisitions are likely to face greater scrutiny in the US and EU following a recent expansion of competition regulators’ powers.

A July 2022 decision by the European Court of Justice has expandedThe Conversation

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