UK Watchdog Defines Probe Into Stericycle's Ecowaste Buy

Law360, New York (October 12, 2011, 7:02 PM EDT) -- The U.K.'s antitrust regulator on Tuesday specified the nature of its investigation into the possible competition effects of Stericycle Inc.'s completed acquisition of medical sector waste management company Ecowaste Southwest Ltd.

The Competition Commission's release of the so-called issues statement followed an August referral of the deal by the U.K.'s Office of Fair Trading for further review, which said the acquisition raised antitrust concerns in southwestern England.

Issues statements lay out key questions being addressed in the commission's investigations, and do not imply that the inquiry...
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