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FDJ-Kindred should divest Unibet France and Relax Gaming, critics say

By Nicholas Hirst and Andrew Boyce
  • 09 Jul 2024 15:40
  • 09 Jul 2024 15:40
Lottery operator La Française des Jeux is facing calls from market players for divestitures if it wants to secure French competition approval for its acquisition of gambling group Kindred, MLex has learned.
Rival gambling companies has urged the country’s competition authority to force the sale of the French business of

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Nicholas Hirst

Chief Correspondent

Nicholas covers EU merger review and antitrust investigations for Mlex in Brussels. He previously wrote about EU affairs for Politico Europe, European Voice and PaRR. After earning an LLM in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges, he spent a year working in the competition practice of a leading competition law firm in Brussels 2009-10. He graduated in modern European languages from Oxford University in 2006.

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.

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