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All lights turned off for Philips’ sales of Lumileds

Dutch group’s strategy marred by the US regulators We have become accustomed over the years merger and acquisition deals being blocked by the regulators of various countries on the grounds of risks of market dominance by the proposed merged business. The severity with which these regulators have defined the threshold of what they believe constitutes […]

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Holcim and Lafarge : the great sale is on!

On course for becoming the world’s number one Last April when Holcim and Lafarge announced their intention to merge, I was not the only one to predict that this mega-merger project would be a feast for the anti-trust regulators across the world, and indeed it has been.  However, given the complexity and magnitude of the […]

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