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US DOJ rarely approves private-equity buyers, but there may be exceptions, senior official says

By Flavia Fortes
  • 24 Mar 2021 13:40
  • 24 Mar 2021 13:40
The US Department of Justice rarely approves private-equity firms as buyers for assets to be divested when addressing concerns with an anticompetitive acquisition, a senior official said.

“We’ve rarely approved private-equity buyers, [but] that said, there may be unique circumstances were a private-equity buyer is the best fit,” Kathleen O’Neill, senior director of

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