Digital Mergers and Killer Acquisitions

Over the past few years, Big Tech has gone on unprecedented buying sprees, buying up promising start-ups and diversifying its portfolio. What are the competition implications of these acquisitions? Are they ‘killer acquisitions’? To what extent do they strengthen the digital ecosystems of Big Tech? And are transaction value thresholds – as implemented in Austria – a useful screening tool?

On 24 March 2022, Competition Law in Conversation discussed these issues with Stefan Ruech (Austrian Federal Competition Authority) and Anne C. Witt (EDHEC Lille). You can find their speaker interviews below.