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Sika’s divestment strategy to ease concerns over MBCC deal revealed in UK probe decision

By Nicholas Hirst and Andrew Boyce
  • 14 Oct 2022 16:49
  • 14 Oct 2022 16:49
Swiss chemical specialist Sika offered to sell MBCC's chemical admixtures businesses across a number of regions including the US, Europe and Australia to resolve UK competition concerns over its takeover, it emerged today.

The full text of an Aug. 10 decision to refer the deal to a phase II probe, published by the

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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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