On this Halloween, talks about “killer acquisitions” and “kill zones” can be the scarier side of the antitrust debates about mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the tech sector. Even though Congress is debating legislation around merger filing fees, a broader overhaul of antitrust law is unlikely this year and debates are likely to persist into the next congress. Proponents of stricter antitrust laws argue that big tech’s acquisition strategies have vastly hurt competition in the tech space, while critics argue these acquisitions are necessary to incentivize innovation and develop critical technologies. Join BPC on Halloween as we discuss M&A in the tech sector.
Senior Associate Director of Business and Technology, Bipartisan Policy
Competition Policy Director, Public Knowledge
Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center
Deputy Chief Counsel for Antitrust and Competition Policy, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT)
Dr. Thomas Wollmann
Associate Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business