The EU Commission clears an acquisition in the beer production and distribution sector (Heineken/Scottish & Newcastle)

"Mergers: main developments between 1 January and 30 April 2008"* On 3 April the Commission approved the proposed acquisition by the Dutch company Heineken of the businesses of UK-based brewer Scottish & Newcastle in Belgium, Finland, Portugal and the United Kingdom as it found that the transaction would not significantly impede effective competition on these markets. At the same time, the Commission referred Heineken‘s proposed acquisition of Scottish &

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  • JG Associates (Brussels)
  • DG COMP (Brussels)

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John Gatti, Mary Loughran, The EU Commission clears an acquisition in the beer production and distribution sector (Heineken/Scottish & Newcastle), 3 April 2008, e-Competitions April 2008, Art. N° 37719

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