Guinness and Distillers: some current issues in mergers policy

J H Love

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Abstract

In early June the Government announced its intention to hold a review of competition policy later this year. The announcement was particularly timely with regard to policy on mergers and takeovers, which has been subject to considerable criticism in the light of several recent very large and fiercely contested takeover bids. One of these bids, that by Guinness for Distillers, has a very strong Scottish dimension, and this is therefore an appropriate time to consider some of the policy issues raised as a result of this particular takeover.
LanguageEnglish
Pages62-64
Number of pages3
JournalQuarterly Economic Commentary
Volume12
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1986

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Merger policy
Bid
Mergers
Criticism
Competition policy
Takeover bids
Government
Announcement

Keywords

  • drinks industry
  • Scottish industry
  • UK mergers policy
  • Monopolies and Mergers Commission (MMC)

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Guinness and Distillers : some current issues in mergers policy. / Love, J H.

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