Private equity groups now control much of the US economy, and the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) antitrust unit has signaled it plans to increase scrutiny of industry “roll up” acquisitions, according to a recent Financial Times column. Brattle Director of Global Development James Keyte was quoted, noting that – even with the DOJ’s reinvigorated focus on private equity and industry roll ups – tangible antitrust enforcement victories or sectoral change will be “a tall order.”

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