Regulators Put Conditions On $12B Coke-Bottler Deal

Law360, New York (September 27, 2010, 3:42 PM EDT) -- American and Canadian competition watchdogs said Monday that Coca-Cola Co. must restrict its access to business information from rival Dr. Pepper Snapple Group to complete its $12.3 billion acquisition of a North American bottling business used by both soft-drink makers.

Coca-Cola, which agreed to the restrictions with the Federal Trade Commission and Canada's Competition Bureau, sought approval to acquire the North American business of Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc., its largest North American bottler. Coca-Cola previously owned about 34 percent of the bottler, which also had a license...
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