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Mexico: CFC decides to bar $11.85B Nestle/Pfizer merger

 |  November 21, 2012

The Federal Competition Commission (CFC) has announced that it is barring Nestle SA from buying Pfizer Inc’d infant formula arm in Mexico, citing competition concerns. The deal would have been made for $11.85 billion, as Nestle outbid Groupe Danone SA last April to buy the infant formula business. The CFC determined that the eventual 71 percent stake in the sector for stage one and two formula, and an 88 percent stake for stage three formula, would be too much of a dominant position for Nestle. The CFC used quantitative techniques to come to its conclusion.

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