- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 45. Trade and Commerce
- Chapter 50. Competitive Practices, Regulation of Competition, and Consumer Protection
- Section 568. Mergers and Acquisitions Unlawful When Competition Lessened.
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AS 45.50.568. Mergers and Acquisitions Unlawful When Competition Lessened.
- (a) It is unlawful for a person to acquire and hold, directly or indirectly, the whole or a part of the stock, or other
share capital, or assets of any corporation after August 5, 1975 if the effect of the acquisition and holding may be
substantially to lessen competition or to tend to create a monopoly in any line of commerce in the state or in a
section of the state. This subsection does not apply to persons purchasing such stock solely for investment if it is
not used by voting or otherwise to bring about, or in attempting to bring about, the substantial lessening of
competition. Nothing in this subsection prevents a corporation from causing the formation of subsidiary corporations
for the actual carrying on of their immediate lawful business, or the natural and legitimate branches or extensions of
it, or from owning and holding all or a part of the stock of the subsidiary corporation, when the effect of the
formation is not substantially to lessen competition.
- (b) When the court finds that the effect of the holding of such stock, share capital, or assets is substantially to lessen
competition or tends to create a monopoly and no other remedy will eliminate the lessening of competition or the
tendency to create a monopoly, the court shall order the divestiture or other disposition of the stock, share capital,
or assets and shall prescribe a reasonable time, manner, and degree of the divestiture or other disposition of it.
- (c) This section does not apply to mergers, acquisitions, or holding companies permitted by AS 06.05.235
or to a merger carried out in accordance with AS 21.69.590
- 21.69.600, or to mergers, acquisitions, or holding
companies permitted and regulated by a regulatory agency of the United States having jurisdiction and control over
those mergers and acquisitions.
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