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MERGERS: AMO SR initiated an administrative proceeding in the matter of a merger of undertakings SMITHFIELD FOODS GROUP LIMITED and MECOM GROUP

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On 23 April 2021 the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic, the Division of Concentrations, (hereafter “the Office“) initated an administrative proceeding in the matter of a merger, which according to the merger notification is grounded in the acquisition of a direct exclusive control of undertaking SMITHFIELD FOODS GROUP LIMITED, limited liability company, Norwich, the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland over undertaking MECOM GROUP, s.r.o., Humenné.
C 10.1 Processing and preserving meat and production of meat products

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 after the publishing of notification, which may allow the Office to deal with these comments in the first phase of assessment of notified merger with respecting the legal periods.