French Watchdog To Review Univar-Quaron Combo

Law360, New York (July 19, 2010, 5:07 PM EDT) -- The European Commission signed off Monday on Univar NV's bid to acquire fellow chemical distributor Quaron Group's Dutch and Belgium businesses, but sent the probe into the deal for its French unit to France's antitrust watchdog for further review.

While the regulator saw no problem with the deal for Quaron's assets in Belgium and the Netherlands, it said that a preliminary investigation indicated that the French portion of the proposed transaction posed a significant threat to competition for chemical distribution in France.

Now the French Competition...
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