The EU Commission refers a proposed merger in the wholesale and retail of pharmaceutical products to the competent UK authorities (GEHE / Lloyds)

"Mergers : Summary of the most important recent developments"* On 22nd March the Commission decided that the public bid by GEHE for Lloyds the Chemists should be referred to the competent United Kingdom authorities for further investigation. Through its AAH subsidiary, GEHE is currently the largest wholesaler of pharmaceutical products in the UK and at the retail level GEHE also owns a large chain of chemist shops through AAH’s subsidiary, Hills Pharmacy. Lloyds is currently the third largest UK

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John Fells, The EU Commission refers a proposed merger in the wholesale and retail of pharmaceutical products to the competent UK authorities (GEHE / Lloyds), 22 March 1996, e-Competitions March 1996, Art. N° 39578

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