The EU Commission authorises an acquisition in the OTC industry creating the largest European OTC consumer health company (Bayer / Roche)

"Merger control: Main developments between 1 September and 31 December 2004"* In November the Commission decided to authorise the acquisition of the worldwide Roche OTC business by Bayer in a deal which creates the largest European OTC consumer health company. The operation raised serious competition concerns in

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  • JG Associates (Brussels)
  • DG COMP (Brussels)

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John Gatti, Mary Loughran, The EU Commission authorises an acquisition in the OTC industry creating the largest European OTC consumer health company (Bayer / Roche), 19 November 2004, e-Competitions November 2004, Art. N° 38323

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