Commission Approves Lactalis Acquisition of the Swedish Dairy Company Skånemejerier AB

The European Commission has on 11 May 2012, under the Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (the EU Merger Regulation), approved the proposed acquisition by international dairy company Lactalis of the dairy company Skånemejerier AB, a subsidiary of the Swedish cooperative Skånemejerier ek för.

The Commission’s investigation concluded that the transaction did not raise any competition concerns, as it will not change the market structure significantly and the merged entity would still face competitive pressure from a number of credible competitors.
The transaction was notified to the Commission on 30 March 2012.

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