EU to decide on EssilorLuxottica-GrandVision deal by July 24
Mar 25, 2020
EU antitrust regulators have set a new deadline of July 24 to decide whether to clear Ray-Ban maker EssilorLuxottica’s 7.2-billion-euro (6.7 billion pounds) bid for Dutch opticians group GrandVision.
The European Commission resumed its investigation into the case on March 18 after a two-week stoppage while waiting for data from the companies, a filing on its site showed.
The EU competition watchdog is looking into the impact of the deal in Italy and Britain and at whether rivals can compete with the companies, according to a questionnaire sent to independent opticians seen by Reuters.
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