Anti-Network Trust or Anti-Network Bust? The DOJ Review of SAP’s Proposed Acquisition of Ariba (Part 1) [Plus+]

Our findings might surprise you. The DOJ could look at the data in several ways, and even if we were in their shoes, based on our knowledge of the market, we would likely let the acquisition pass. But they might opt to challenge it based on how they unwrap the reams of virtual (and actual) paper and data that Ariba and SAP are in the process of submitting as we go to press. But before seeing how we arrived at this conclusion, let’s take a look at some background information on the antitrust evaluation process and this request/case in particular.

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