An Overview of Regulatory Considerations


There is a wide variety of regulatory considerations in a merger or acquisition, with most of them falling into one of two categories: (1) general regulatory issues affecting all types of transactions, and (2) industry-specific regulatory issues that affect only certain types of transactions in certain industries. The general regulatory considerations include issues such as antitrust, environmental, securities, and employee benefits matters, which are discussed in this chapter. There are also industry-specific regulatory issues, with federal and/or state regulators exercising rights of approval over those transactions that involve a change in ownership or control or that may have ...

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