UK Probes Simplyhealth's $180M Dental Insurance Co. Buy

Law360, New York (January 25, 2012, 2:33 PM EST) -- British antitrust regulators on Wednesday opened an investigation into health insurance company Simplyhealth Group Ltd.'s proposed $180 million purchase of Denplan Ltd., the largest dental insurance provider in the U.K.

The U.K. Office of Fair Trading is considering whether the acquisition would substantially lessen competition in the country's market for dental insurance. The agency invited interested parties to comment on the proposed merger by Feb. 7 and said it would reach a decision on whether to allow the deal by March 20.

Simplyhealth announced the deal...
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