The CMA has referred Clariant’s anticipated acquisition of Kilfrost’s de-/anti-icing fluids (ADF) business for an in-depth phase 2 merger investigation. On 9 February, the CMA announced that it would refer the merger for an in-depth investigation unless Clariant offered acceptable undertakings to address the CMA’s competition concerns regarding the supply of ADF in the UK. Clariant did not offer any undertakings in lieu. Click here.