Yeast Transaction Gives Rise To Antitrust Inquiry

Law360, New York (July 18, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- After a brief stall likely to delay an ultimate decision, European regulators' examination of Associated British Foods Plc's proposed acquisition of numerous assets of Dutch baker GBI Holdings BV is back on track, with a decision now scheduled for Oct. 16.

On Friday, the European Commission announced its renotification of its examination of the merger, which would see the British food conglomerate buy GB Ingredients' yeast operations in several West European countries as well as several smaller holdings for an undisclosed sum.

GBI is owned by...
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