The EU Commission clears acquisition that creates global number two animal health company, subject to fix-it-first remedy including a technology transfer of vaccines (Boehringer Ingelheim / Sanofi)

BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM/SANOFI ANIMAL HEALTH - THE TIMELY INJECTION OF A FIX-ITFIRST REMEDY* In a nutshell: The acquisition of Sanofi's animal health business by Boehringer Ingelheim led to competition concerns in a number of animal vaccine and pharmaceutical markets. The remedy put forward included a technology transfer of vaccines, a highly complex process which can lead to implementation risks. However the presence of a suitable purchaser fulfilling the strict criteria required to carry out a successful transfer, the robustness of the technologies to be transferred, and a thorough Phase 1 process made it possible for the Commission to approve a fix-it firstremedy in Phase 1. Overview In December 2015, Boehringer Ingelheim (BI, Germany) and Sanofi (France) decided to enter into an

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  • DG COMP (Brussels)
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

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Marion Bailly, Justin Gibbs, The EU Commission clears acquisition that creates global number two animal health company, subject to fix-it-first remedy including a technology transfer of vaccines (Boehringer Ingelheim / Sanofi), 4 August 2016, e-Competitions August 2016, Art. N° 86501

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