International Paper secures antitrust clearance for acquisition

International Paper secures antitrust clearance for acquisition

Andrew R. Dick, Ann K. McDermott
Antitrust & Competition | Mergers & Acquisitions

CRA was retained by International Paper, a major producer of paper and packaging products, to assist in securing antitrust clearance from the Department of Justice for International Paper’s proposed acquisition of Weyerhaeuser’s containerboard packaging and recycling business. Andrew Dick, Ann McDermott, and other CRA staff assisted International Paper by developing economic arguments and preparing empirical analyses that demonstrated that the transaction would not affect competition in containerboard or corrugated box manufacturing. The transaction was allowed to proceed with no divestitures and without issuance of a second request.