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MERGERS: AMO SR initiated the administrative proceedings in the matter of a merger of companies Fitzroy Merger Co and Ferrara Candy Company Holdings, Inc

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On 23 October 2017 the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic, the Division of Concentrations, (hereafter "the Office") initiated the administrative proceedings in the matter of a merger, which according to notification is grounded in merrging of the companies Fitzroy Merger Co, the USA, which belongs to the economic group Ferrero and the company Ferrara Candy Company, Holdings, Inc, the USA. Both companies, respectively their economic groups operate in the field of the manufacture of confectionery. As a result of the merger, the group Ferrero, which is beyond all also the manufacturer of confectionaries Kinder, Nutella, Raffaello, Tic Tac, will acquire the control over the company Ferrara Candy Company Holdings, Inc, the USA.
Sector: C.10.82 - Manufacture of confectionery
Third parties, namely natural and legal persons may submit their comments, objections and information on notified mergers to the Office. We request the third parties to submit their comments to the Office as soon as possible following the publishing of notification what may allow the Office to deal with these comments in the first phase of assessment of notified merger with respecting the legal periods.