The EU Commission conditionally approves a merger between two Dutch dairy cooperatives (Friesland Foods / Campina)

Friesland Foods/Campina: a merger between two Dutch dairy cooperatives approved with a set of comprehensive remedies*I. Introduction The Friesland Foods/Campinacase (M.5046), which concerned a full legal merger between the two leading Dutch dairy producers, covered the entire production chain of dairy products starting from raw milk and including everyday consumer products such as milk, cheese, butter or cream, as well as intermediate products used in the food industry such as emulsions, and lactose, an ingredient employed in the pharmaceutical industry. The transaction not only involved a large number of affected markets, but also had vertical aspects since both cooperatives, Friesland Foods and Campina, are obliged to buy all the raw milk produced by their member-farmers and the

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Gregor Langus, Miguel de la Mano, Patrick D'Souza, Martine Lissens, Szabolcs Lorincz, Jean-Christophe Mauger, Fabio Polverino, The EU Commission conditionally approves a merger between two Dutch dairy cooperatives (Friesland Foods / Campina), 17 December 2008, e-Competitions December 2008, Art. N° 35128

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