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NBTY's Julian Graves acquisition clears

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

U.K. regulators July 22 clear supplement firm NBTY's acquisition of 350-store U.K. confectionery chain Julian Graves. The OK followed provisional findings by the Competition Commission, the Ronkonkoma, N.Y.-based firm said. The firm purchased Julian Graves in September for $25 million, but the commission raised concerns the acquisition could obstruct competition in the market for seeds, nuts and dried fruit (1"The Tan Sheet" July 20, 2009). NBTY said it expects the commission to make a final decision before Sept. 4

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