The Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service clears a € 1.5 bln merger between two major dairy companies in Russia subject to behavioural remedies (Danone and Unimilk)

Introduction In June 2010 the French dairy producer Danone announced plans to purchase a stake of 58% in the Russian dairy company Unimilk. The proposed € 1.5 bln merger would make Danone-Unimilk the leader for dairy products in the CIS area, with a 21% share of the Russian dairy market [1]. In October 2010 the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) of the Russian Federation cleared the merger subject to a number of behavioural remedies. This short note outlines the remedies requested by the FAS and draws some parallels with

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Vitaly Pruzhansky, Jan Peter van der Veer, The Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service clears a € 1.5 bln merger between two major dairy companies in Russia subject to behavioural remedies (Danone and Unimilk), 26 October 2010, e-Competitions October 2010, Art. N° 33219

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