The European Commission conditionally clears the acquisition of a French pet food company by US leading food manufacturer (Masterfoods/Royal Canin)

"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st January 2002 and 30th April 2002"* The Commission cleared the proposed acquisition of the French pet food company Royal Canin S.A. by Masterfoods Holding, a French subsidiary of Mars Inc.of the United States. Mars undertook to divest its businesses connected to five of the merged group’s petfood brands for the whole of Europe, i.e. Advance, Premium, Royal Chien, Playdog and Brekkies. In addition Mars undertook to divest two major manufacturing plants in

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  • DG Economic and Financial Affairs (ECFIN) (Brussels)
  • DG COMP (Brussels)
  • Financial Conduct Authority (London)

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Kay Parplies, Carina Joergensen, Neil Marshall, The European Commission conditionally clears the acquisition of a French pet food company by US leading food manufacturer (Masterfoods/Royal Canin), 15 February 2002, e-Competitions Bulletin February 2002, Art. N° 38952

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