The Spanish Competition Authorities authorises an operation of concentration consisting of an exclusive license to distribute “Tampax” products in Spain and Portugal (Procter & Gamble/Arbora & Ausonia)

The Spanish Competition Authorities have recently considered that the license granted by Procter & Gamble to Arbora & Ausonia to use the “Tampax” brands for the distribution of “Tampax” products in Spain and Portugal constitutes an operation of concentration within the meaning of article 14 of the Spanish Competition Act. According to the Spanish Competition Authorities, this licence will result in the acquisition by Arbora & Ausonia of control over the “Tampax” distribution business of Procter & Gamble in those countries. The licensee, Arbora & Ausonia, is a subsidiary of Arbora, S.A., a company jointly controlled by Procter & Gamble and the Spanish group Agrolimen. Arbora & Ausonia produces and

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Henar González Durántez, The Spanish Competition Authorities authorises an operation of concentration consisting of an exclusive license to distribute “Tampax” products in Spain and Portugal (Procter & Gamble/Arbora & Ausonia), February 2007, e-Competitions February 2007, Art. N° 13748

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