CASE COMMENTS : MERGER CONTROL - PHASE II - ACQUISITION OF BUSINESS - BODY AND LAUNDRY CARE - DEODORANTS MARKETS - GENDER AS A DELINEATION FACTOR OF AFFECETD MARKETS - RISK OF NON COORDINATED EFFECTS ON SOME NATIONAL MARKETS - CONDITIONAL CLEARANCE - DIVESTITURE COMMITMENTS - MANUFACTURING

Phase II - Risk of non coordinated effects: The European Commission conditionally clears an acquisition in the body care sector after in-depth investigation (Unilever, Sara Lee Body Care)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Comm. eur. 8, §2, R.139/2004, of 17 November 2010, Unilever/Sara Lee Body Care, case COMP/M.5658 The European Commission published on 27 January 2012 its decision on the acquisition by Unilever of the personal care business of Sara Lee. It gave its approval subject to conditions on 17 November 2010, following an in-depth investigation. This transaction is part of a series of divestments of certain of Sara Lee's businesses, including the air fresheners business (acquired by Procter&Gamble, Case M.5828) and 'insecticides' (an acquisition which was eventually abandoned by SC Johnson in Europe, Case M.5969). The transaction notified by Unilever was

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David Hull, Phase II - Risk of non coordinated effects: The European Commission conditionally clears an acquisition in the body care sector after in-depth investigation (Unilever, Sara Lee Body Care), 17 November 2010, Concurrences N° 3-2012, Art. N° 48657, pp. 151-153

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