亚马逊137亿美元收购案获FTC放行

摘要: 美国联邦贸易委员会(FTC)于2017年8月23日发布声明称,将不再进一步对亚马逊以137亿美元收购全食超市(Whole Foods Market Inc.)的交易进行反垄断调查。

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[导读:美国联邦贸易委员会(FTC)于2017823日发布声明称,将不再进一步对亚马逊以137亿美元收购全食超市(Whole Foods Market Inc.)的交易进行反垄断调查。目前,该项交易已在全食超市德州奥斯汀市总部的会议上获得了股东投票批准,两家公司预计将于今年下半年敲定具体的收购协议。如若该交易最终达成,其将是迄今为止亚马逊进行的最大一笔并购。(本文源自美国联邦贸易委员会官方网站。导读系本公众号原创,转载请注明文字出自本公众号。)] 

Statement of Federal Trade Commission’s Acting Director of the Bureau of Competition on the Agencys Review of Amazon.com, Inc.s Acquisition of Whole Foods Market Inc.

Bruce Hoffman, the Acting Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureauof Competition, issued this statement on the Commission’s decision not tofurther pursue an investigation of Amazon.com, Inc.’s acquisition of WholeFoods Market Inc.:

The FTC conducted an investigation of this proposed acquisition to determine whether it substantially lessened competition under Section 7 of the ClaytonAct, or constituted an unfair method of competition under Section 5 of the FTCAct. Based on our investigation we have decided not to pursue this matter further. Of course, the FTC always has the ability to investigate anticompetitive conduct should such action be warranted.”

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