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Sika-MBCC faces two-month delay in New Zealand merger review

By Laurel Henning
  • 08 Dec 2022 06:27
  • 08 Dec 2022 06:27
Chemical-admixture supplier Sika’s plans to acquire MBCC Group are facing new delays in New Zealand, after the country’s antitrust regulator announced a two-month extension to its review of the deal.
In an update to the Commerce Commission’s dedicated timeline for the review today, the regulator pushed back its deadline from

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Laurel Henning

Senior Correspondent

Laurel is a senior correspondent specializing in competition law, data privacy and security, in Australia and New Zealand. Laurel reports from Sydney on criminal-cartel legislation and white-collar crime, as well as competition and consumer lawsuits involving companies including Google, Meta Platforms and Apple. While at MLex Laurel has also reported boardroom disputes and shareholder campaigns agitating for changes to company strategy. Laurel joined MLex in 2013 and reported for five years on European energy and climate policies from Brussels. In that time, Laurel covered the regulation of emissions and technological developments pertaining to the energy sector within the EU, as well as the Paris agreement in 2015. A graduate of the University of Liverpool, Laurel studied English and French before beginning a career in journalism with MLex.

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