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Comment: Norsk Hydro’s Alumetal deal trouble shows EU vigilance for 'green killer acquisitions'

By Andrew Boyce and Natalie McNelis
  • 07 Oct 2022 16:35
  • 07 Oct 2022 16:35
Norsk Hydro seems to have been taken by surprise by trouble with its plan to buy metals recycler Alumetal, which the EU merger regulator referred for an in-depth probe yesterday evening.

It’s another example of the European Commission’s heightened vigilance about large companies snapping up smaller, innovative competitors.

In this instance, the in-depth review signals

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Andrew Boyce


Andrew is a reporter covering merger reviews and competition policy for MLex in Brussels. He joined MLex in 2015 and holds a degree and a master’s degree in history from the University of Liverpool.

Natalie McNelis

Senior Correspondent

Natalie McNelis covers mergers for MLex in Brussels. Before joining MLex in 2017, she spent 20 years as an international trade and competition lawyer in law firms including Stibbe and WilmerHale. Natalie has a BA in English from Mount Holyoke College, a JD from Harvard Law School and an LLM in EU law from KU Leuven. She is admitted to the bar in New York.

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