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Nw: Sika Acquisition of MBCC Community Faces UK Competitors Probe

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By Ed Frankl

The U.K. markets regulator said Thursday that this might perhaps perhaps well even scrutinize into Sika AG’s acquisition of building chemicals company MBCC Community over competition concerns.

The Competitors and Markets Authority said it is having a scrutinize into whether the tie-up between the Swiss enviornment of skills-chemicals company and Germany-essentially essentially based MBCC will result in a in actuality intensive lessening of competition within the U.K.

Sika agreed to purchase MBCC, previously BASF Construction Chemical compounds, from Lone Significant person Funds in November for an challenge rate of 5.5 billion Swiss francs, same currently to $5.8 billion.

Sika said at the time that the transaction is complementary throughout nearly all of the corporate’s core applied sciences, purposes, and solutions.

The CMA said it is appealing comment from parties by Can also 12 forward of a imaginable formal investigation.

Write to Ed Frankl at edward.frankl@dowjones.com


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