Antitrust Division Says Ok To ADP-Bunker Ramo Deal; Acquisition Is Completed For $60 Million Plus


Following the high sign from the Justice Dept., Automatic Data Processing, Inc. quickly closed its previously-announced acquisition of Bunker Ramo Information Systems (MTR, December 1986). In part, ADP has the IBM-PC to thank, because antitrust officials concluded that new technology has so lowered entry barriers into the quotation business that the ADP-Bunker deal is not anticompetitive.

Justice officials advised ADP and Allied-Signal February 20th that they did not intend to challenge the m

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