November 2005
Lawyer;11/14/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 44, p14
Trade Publication
The article presents information on the recent developments related to the merger of bookstore chains Waterstone's and Ottakar's. The British Office of Fair Trading is expected to deliver its decision regarding the pending merger of the bookstore chains. HMV Group PLC, owner of the rival bookstore chain Waterstone's, made a formal £96.4m takeover bid for Ottakar's. Distressed by the bid, the Publishers Association instructed Clifford Chance LLP to call for the merger to be referred to the Competition Commission.


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