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Bitter Sweet The OFT’s Recent Approach to Food Mergers

BY | July 15, 2013

Richard Blewett, Jul 15, 2013 Tempers frayed earlier this year when the U.K.’s Office of Fair Trading (“OFT”) referred A.G. Barr plc’s acquisition of Britvic plc to the Competition Commission…

Richard Blewett, Jul 15, 2013

Tempers frayed earlier this year when the U.K.’s Office of Fair Trading (“OFT”) referred A.G. Barr plc’s acquisition of Britvic plc to the Competition Commission (“CC”). Britvic’s Chairman, Gerald Corbett attacked the OFT decision, saying “We’ve got two British companies trying to strengthen themselves against a big American corporation. If this is government industrial policy, I’m going to take French less

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