The Italian Competition Authority clears in phase II the merger between the two main baby milk producers subject to remedies, including wholesale prices reduction (Koninklijke Numico / Mellin)

Background By decision of 15 June 2005, the Italian Competition Authority (Autorità garante della concorrenza e del mercato) cleared the acquisition by Koninklijke Numico N.V. (Numico) of Mellin S.p.A. (Mellin). The concentration affected the baby milk sector which the Authority's investigations showed as highly concentrated; indeed, the sector was dominated by five players: Numico, Mellin, Plasmon, Nestlé and Humana. Since the merger

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Denis Fosselard, Vito Auricchio, Benedetto Brancoli Busdraghi, The Italian Competition Authority clears in phase II the merger between the two main baby milk producers subject to remedies, including wholesale prices reduction (Koninklijke Numico / Mellin), 15 June 2005, e-Competitions June 2005, Art. N° 21364

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