Nasdaq's bid for NYSE Euronext might face antitrust hurdles

04/3/2011 | Bloomberg

Nasdaq OMX Group's bid to acquire NYSE Euronext would give the company a monopoly on U.S. listing corporations, likely raising antitrust concerns, law experts said. The Justice Department might see the deal as anti-competitive, said professor Herbert Hovenkamp of the University of Iowa College of Law. Hovenkamp said the deal could hinge on whether regulatory analysis is limited to the U.S. market.

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