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Thermo Fisher-PPD deal remains on fast track in Brazil despite request for additional information

By Flavia Fortes
  • 18 Oct 2021 14:34
  • 18 Oct 2021 14:34
Thermo Fisher’s proposed acquisition of pharmaceutical-research company PPD Inc. will continue to be reviewed under a fast-track procedure in Brazil, the country's competition agency told MLex.

The Administrative Council for Economic Defense, or CADE, had requested additional information from the companies, but it didn’t trigger the requirement for filing a full-form notification.

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Flavia Fortes

Global Head of Mergers


Flavia writes about merger control, antitrust enforcement and litigation in the U.S. and Brazil. Before joining MLex, Flavia worked as an Antitrust Consultant in the Federal Trade Commission's Office of International Affairs and as a Research Fellow for the American Antitrust Institute. She has written on the intersection of antitrust law and intellectual property law in technology-driven and innovative markets.

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