Could Johnson/Tyco Inversion Have Happened Under A President Trump?

Johnson Controls Inc JCI 1.34% and Tyco International PLC have announced a mega merger that, upon completion, would save the combined company at least $150 million per year on taxes and at least $500 million per year in costs over the first three years.

Inversion Fever

The structure of the so-called inversion deal will allow Johnson Controls to avoid U.S. taxes by adopting Tyco’s Ireland domicile. The merger is just the latest in a growing number of inversion mergers, including Pfizer Inc. PFE 1.05%’s 2015 buyout of Allergan plc Ordinary Shares AGN 2.85% last year.

Could Trump Strike Back?

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