Table Of Contents

Table of Contents - Horizontal Merger Guidelines
U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission


O. Purpose, Underlying Policy Assumptions,and Overview
     0.1 Purpose and Underlying Policy Assumptions of the Guidelines
     0.2 Overview

1. Market Definition, Measurement and Concentration
1.0 Overview
    1.1 Product Market Definition
    1.2 Geographic Market Definition
    1.3 Identification of Firms That Participate in the Relevant Market
    1.4 Calculating Market Shares
    1.5 Concentration and Market Shares

2. The Potential Adverse Competitive Effects of Mergers
    2.0 Overview
    2.1 Lessening of Competition Through Coordinated Interaction
    2.2 Lessening of Competition Through Unilateral Effects

3. Entry Analysis
     3.0 Overview
    3.1 Entry Alternatives
    3.2 Timeliness of Entry
    3.3 Likelihood of Entry
    3.4 Sufficiency of Entry

4. Efficiencies (Revised: April 8, 1997)

5. Failure and Exiting Assets
     5.0 Overview
    5.1 Failing Firm
    5.2 Failing Division

Updated June 25, 2015

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