Uptick in lobbying spending for merging companies facing antitrust scrutiny

With such marriages often comes an uptick in lobbying efforts, as the companies leave as little to chance as possible.

Source: Uptick in lobbying spending for merging companies facing antitrust scrutiny

Quite a few corporations floated multi-billion dollar mergers in 2016, including ag leaders Monsanto and Bayer, telecom titans AT&T and Time Warner and fantasy sports giants FanDuel and Draft Kings.

And with such marriages — which undergo scrutiny by antitrust officials and often Congress, a routine part of any merger process — often comes an uptick in lobbying efforts, as the companies leave as little to chance as possible in getting their version of the story out.

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