Merger challenges were up in 2012 fiscal year

U.S. antitrust authorities tried to modify or block 44 deals last year

Challenges to U.S. mergers and acquisitions are up.

According to yesterday’s joint annual report from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division, the agencies challenged 44 deals during the 2012 fiscal year. The amount is a 19 percent jump from challenges during the 2011 fiscal year.

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