CASE COMMENTS: MERGER CONTROL – ACQUISTION OF SOLE CONTROL – HORIZONTAL OVERLAPS – COMMITMENTS OFFERED BY THE PARTIES – USELESS – UNCONDITIONAL AUTHORIZATION IN PHASE I

Horizontal overlaps: The European Commission unconditionally clears the acquisition of sole control of a German milk producer by a Danish cooperative (Arla Foods/Allgäuland)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Eur. Comm. dec. art. 6, §1 (b), Reg. 139/2004, 7 November 2011, Arla Foods/Allgäuland, case COMP/M.6348 Arla, a Danish dairy cooperative, active in the production and sale of several dairy products, has the ambition to become one of the leaders in the German dairy market. It is with this in mind that its merger with the German company Allgäuland should be seen in the light of the fact that the latter produces cheeses in addition to those already produced by Arla, thus enabling it to penetrate more deeply into the German market and, ultimately, wider markets. Following the acquisition in

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David Hull, Horizontal overlaps: The European Commission unconditionally clears the acquisition of sole control of a German milk producer by a Danish cooperative (Arla Foods/Allgäuland), 16 February 2012, Concurrences N° 1-2012, Art. N° 42290, pp. 149-150

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