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European Commission Clears Berkshire's Acquisition of Lubrizol

1:57 AM MDT | August 25, 2011 | Natasha Alperowicz

The European Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition of Lubrizol by Berkshire Hathaway. The commission says the transaction does not raise competition concerns, because of the parties' moderate market shares and the presence of a number of credible competitors in the markets concerned. The commission examined the competitive effects of the proposed acquisition in the affected markets for the sale of acrylic emulsions, glass fiber products, DBSAM and decorative coatings. It assessed the vertical relationship between acrylic emulsions, produced by Lubrizol...

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