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Anheuser-Busch InBev and the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday that they have reached an agreement for a framework to settle their long-running beer brawl
Anheuser-Busch InBev and the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday that they have reached an agreement for a framework to settle their long-running beer brawl
(Lawrence Jackson/AP)

How (and why) to buy an oligopoly

If you’ve ever dreamed of owning an oligopoly, Goldman Sachs has a few tips to share.

Step one: Look at mature, commoditized industries, beset by cut-throat competition and where consolidation delivers a competitive advantage. They believe cable companies, cement producers, generic pharmaceutical firms, hospitals, food staples and trucking firms fit the description.