Melugin notes in the report, M&As Are A-Okay: How Mergers and Acquisitions Help Entrepreneurs and Drive Innovation, that U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) introduced legislation to prohibit mergers above a certain size, while the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) under Chair Lina Khan is rewriting rules for mergers with the aim of deterring the practice.
But the economic evidence does not support new regulations to prevent or curtail mergers and acquisitions. Rather, that evidence aligns with the positive experience of tech entrepreneurs and investors in the marketplace.