January 21
2021
Anjum Shabbir
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11th January 2021
Competition & State Aid

Acquisition of Ahlstrom-Munksjö by Bain Capital approved

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj, by Bain Capital Investors L.L.C..

Ahlstrom-Munksjö (of Finland) is a global manufacturer and supplier of fibre-based materials.

Bain Capital (of the US) is a private equity investment firm that invests in companies across a number of industries, including Fedrigoni, an Italian company active in the manufacturing and supply of various types of paper, including graphic and fine paper, security paper and solutions, self-adhesive label stock and stationery.

The Commission's investigation found that (i) the overlaps were limited, (ii) the parties would not have the ability or incentive to foreclose markets, and t

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