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Brenntag highlights antitrust fines in IPO prospectus

In its recently published IPO prospectus, German chemical group Brenntag raises the prospect of  ”substantial fines” and the forced divestment of assets at below market prices if it is found to be in violation of antitrust rules. The group has been embroiled in investigations in France and Germany for a couple of years and the outcome of […]

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Brenntag probe: what will the impact be on its other regions?

I recently interviewed Clare Waters, managing director of Brenntag UK and wrote up an article on the group’s growth aspirations. Yesterday’s report makes me wonder what the impact of this investigation will be on the wider Brenntag group in CEE and elsewhere.Here is the report in full: German Bundeskartellamt expands antitrust investigations According to reliable […]

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