Antitrust & Competition
Corporations involved in mergers face significant challenges. They must define the messages and strategies that help them navigate demanding review processes and even more demanding shareholders and third parties seeking to block the completion of a deal.
At the same time, they must effectively communicate the rationale for the transaction to worldwide audiences including customers, employees, media, elected and nonelected officials and others – all of whom can influence the regulatory, financial and political outcome.
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At APCO Worldwide, we have significant experience providing counsel to a wide array of companies seeking to conclude mergers across diverse business sectors including music, technology, travel and tourism, consumer goods, food and beverage, airline and transportation, telecommunications, chemical and extractive industries.
With offices in key media, political, commercial and financial capitals globally, we understand the details of the review processes in each market and can help devise tailored solutions to address challenges.
We work closely with clients to inform corporate decision-makers about the political, regulatory, activist and wider stakeholder landscape they will encounter and the key political and regulatory audiences. We also assist by:
- building coalitions
- advising on messages for the media and interacting with reporters
- helping communicate with employees about the impact of the corporate transaction and/or restructuring
- working post-merger to ensure that the new entity thrives
Beyond mergers and acquisitions (M&A), the APCO team helps clients manage the complex legal, political and communication challenges of cartel investigations and broader antitrust and competition enquiries. Companies across multiple sectors come to APCO to help them address the significant reputational challenges associated with competition probes.
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