The EU Commission fines a chemical company €7.5 million for providing misleading information during an investigation regarding its merger with a competitor (Sigma-Aldrich / Merck)

Mergers: Commission fines Sigma-Aldrich €7.5 million for providing misleading information during Merck takeover investigation* The European Commission has fined Sigma-Aldrich €7.5 million for providing incorrect or misleading information during the Commission's investigation under the EU Merger Regulation of Merck's acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: "The effectiveness of our merger control system relies on the accuracy of the information provided by the companies involved. Accurate information is essential for the Commission to take competition decisions in full knowledge of the facts. Today's decision to fine Sigma-Aldrich shows that companies should not withhold or provide misleading information. This is

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European Commission, The EU Commission fines a chemical company €7.5 million for providing misleading information during an investigation regarding its merger with a competitor (Sigma-Aldrich / Merck) , 3 May 2021, e-Competitions May 2021, Art. N° 100747

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