Letters to the Regulators: Letter in Support of Proposed Merger Guidelines

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Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund sent a letter commending the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice for developing a robust, accessible update to the merger guidelines that is rooted firmly in the statute and jurisprudence and restores the structural presumption against mergers that substantially lessen competition or tend to create monopolies.

AFREF urges the adoption of these guidelines with suggested clarifications and improvements to address the unique threats that private equity industry takeovers have on competition and the potentially impermissible exercise of market power under the Clayton Act.