The EU Commission clears a merger subject to remedies in the market of dietetic pet food sold by veterinarians (Mars Petcare / AniCura)

Mergers: Commission approves Mars' acquisition of AniCura, subject to conditions* The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of AniCura, a veterinary clinic chain, by Mars, a supplier of pet food, including dietetic pet food. The approval is conditional on the divestment of AniCura's VetFamily business. Mars is a global company active in various sectors of consumer products. It supplies pet food through its Mars Petcare division, which is active amongst others in the dietetic pet food segment via its Royal Canin brand. AniCura is a veterinary clinic chain, active in several EU Member States (Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden). AniCura also owns VetFamily, a purchasing

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European Commission, The EU Commission clears a merger subject to remedies in the market of dietetic pet food sold by veterinarians (Mars Petcare / AniCura) , 29 October 2018, e-Competitions Bulletin November 2018, Art. N° 88092

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