The German Federal Cartel Office prohibits the merger between the two biggest producers of curdled milk cheese (Müller / Poelmeyer)

Background Theo Müller GmbH & Co. KG (Müller), the market leader in diary products in Germany, intended - through its subsidiary Loose GmbH & Co. KG (Loose) - to purchase 100 per cent of the shares of Poelmeyer Holding GmbH (Poelmeyer). The main product of both Loose and Poelmeyer is curdled cheese. Curdled milk cheese is a speciality cheese product primarily known and sold in Germany under different brands. Decision After a lengthy analysis of the market for cheese, and curdled milk cheese in particular, the Federal Cartel Office came to the conclusion that the merger would create or strengthen a dominant position of Müller in the market for curdled milk

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Sebastian Peyer, The German Federal Cartel Office prohibits the merger between the two biggest producers of curdled milk cheese (Müller / Poelmeyer), 2 July 2008, e-Competitions July 2008, Art. N° 20534

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