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Clearance: The European Commission clears, subject to divestment conditions, a takeover in the pet food sector (Mars / AniCura)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 27 May 2019, the European Commission made public the decision of 29 October 2019 The Commission has given its approval, subject to divestment conditions, for the acquisition of the Swedish company AniCura, a chain of 200 veterinary clinics operating in several EU Member States (Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden), by the US food giant Mars, which markets pet food, in particular diet food under its Royal Canin brand. AniCura also owns VetFamily, a central purchasing agency for independent veterinary clinics. VetFamily is responsible for negotiating framework contracts for the benefit of its member clinics, in

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Alain Ronzano, Clearance: The European Commission clears, subject to divestment conditions, a takeover in the pet food sector (Mars / AniCura), 27 May 2019, Concurrences N° 3-2019, Art. N° 90726, www.concurrences.com

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