The EU Commission clears a merger, subject to remedies, in the market of dairy products (WhiteWave / Danone)

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of WhiteWave by Danone, subject to conditions* The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of WhiteWave, a US-based manufacturer of packaged foods and beverages, by the French Danone group. The clearance is conditional upon the divestment of Danone's "growing-up milk" business in Belgium. Danone is active in the European Economic Area (EEA) mainly in dairy products but also in early life nutrition products. WhiteWave manufactures plant-based products such as soy milk and yoghurts under its Alpro and Provamel brands. Alpro products

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European Commission, The EU Commission clears a merger, subject to remedies, in the market of dairy products (WhiteWave / Danone), 16 December 2016, e-Competitions Bulletin December 2016, Art. N° 82435

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