• The European Commission has partially referred the Danish Crown/Tican merger to Denmark's competition authority, but has cleared the proposed merger outside Denmark. Click here.
  • The European Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of the industrial chocolate business of Archer Daniels Midland by Cargill following a phase 2 investigation.  The Commission's was concerned that the transaction would reduce competition in the market for industrial chocolate and so the approval is conditional on Cargill divesting ADM's industrial chocolate plant in Mannheim.  Click here.
  • The European Commission has opened an in-depth phase 2 investigation into Ball's proposed acquisition of beverage can manufacturer Rexam.  Click here.