Mergers remove a competitor from the marketplace. Evaluating the competitive effects of a merger requires economic and econometric analysis to assess the:
-- antitrust market(s) occupied by the merging parties;
-- degree of substitutability between the merging parties' offerings;
-- change in concentration and market power that will result; and
-- potential remedies if antitrust authorities object.
Retained by merging parties and antitrust authorities to advise in mergers in many industries, including the following.