Merger to be examined in Sweden
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- 25 January 2000
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Yesterday, the Swedish competition authorities, Konkurrensverket, announced that the proposed merger between MD Foods and the Swedish dairy company Arla will not be referred to the EU for approval.
This means that the merger will be examined by the Swedish competition authorities who have previously announced that due to the size, the merger will be subjected to an in-depth examination with a total time limit of four months.
Arla Foods is an international dairy company owned by 9,700 farmers from Denmark, Sweden, the UK, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Arla Foods is one of the leading players in the international dairy arena with well-known brands like Arla®, Lurpak®, Puck® and Castello®. Arla Foods is focused on providing good dairy nourishment from sustainable farming and operations and is also the world's largest manufacturer of organic dairy products.