FTC Staff Want Ardagh Spinoff Plans Kept From Merger Trial

Law360, Los Angeles (December 5, 2013, 5:20 PM EST) -- Federal Trade Commission staff challenging Ardagh Group SA's $1.7 billion deal to buy a unit of France's Saint-Gobain SA asked the commissioners on Wednesday to exclude evidence brought by Ardagh Group SA to show it might spin off some of its glass container units if were allowed to move forward with the transaction.

The Irish glass container company said it would divest certain glass plants if it were allowed to go through with its plans to buy Verallia North America. But FTC staff say it doesn’t have...
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