Focus Antitrust - 24 April 2019
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CMA refers Ecolab/Holchem merger for phase 2 investigation
The CMA has referred Ecolab’s purchase of Holchem for a detailed phase 2 investigation. The CMA considers that the merger raises competition concerns in relation to cleaning services for food, drink and dairy businesses. Click here.
CMA proposing to refer Rentokil Initial/Mitie Pest Control merger
The CMA is proposing to refer Rentokil Initial’s takeover of Mitie Pest Control for a detailed phase 2 investigation unless the parties offer suitable undertakings in lieu of a reference. The CMA considers that the merger raises competition concerns in relation to the supply of pest control services. Click here.
CMA issues statement of objections to digital piano supplier Casio in relation to resale price maintenance
The CMA has issued a statement of objections to digital piano supplier Casio, alleging that Casio implemented a policy designed to restrict retailers’ freedom to set their own prices online between 2013 and 2018, requiring them to sell at – or above – a minimum price, and so preventing them from offering price discounts. Click here.
The European Commission has approved the proposed acquisition by Nidec of Embraco, Whirlpool's refrigeration compressor business, subject to conditions. Click here.
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