Media Outlets Cite Report by The Konkurrenz Group
In its article, “Bayer’s Monsanto Acquisition to Face Politically Charged Scrutiny,” Reuters quotes a report prepared by the Konkurrenz Group on the merger. The article also quotes its co-author Maurice Stucke:
Maurice Stucke, formerly in the Justice Department now with the Konkurrenz Group, said it was highly unlikely that Obama administration antitrust enforcers, who have knocked down a long list of big mergers in concentrated industries this year, would make the final decision in the Bayer-Monsanto deal.
“Merger reviews of this complexity would take six to nine months,” Stucke said. “This would be the first major test of the new administration.”