On 18 March, the OFT announced that it intends to seek undertakings from Unilever in lieu of referring its acquisition of Alberto Culver Company to the Competition Commission (“CC”). The OFT found that the merger would be expected to give rise to a substantial lessening of competition in relation to bar soaps. In order to address the OFT’s concerns, Unilever has offered to divest Alberto Culver’s bar soaps business. For more information please click here.