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Department of Justice Antitrust Division Take notice that the United States has filed a proposed

Department of Justice Antitrust Division Take notice that the United States has filed a proposed

Washington Post (The), Feb 26, 2020

Department of Justice Antitrust Division  Take notice that the United States has filed a proposed Final Judgment in a civil antitrust case in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, United States of America v. Olympus Growth Fund VI, L.P., et al., Civil Action No. 1:20-cv-00464.  On February 19, 2020, the United States filed a Complaint alleging that the proposed acquisition of the Plastics Division of DS Smith plc by Olympus Growth Fund VI, L.P., through its portfolio company Liqui-Box, Inc., would violate Section 7 of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. § 18.  The proposed Final Judgment, filed at the same time as the Complaint, requires Defendants to divest all of DS Smith’s Bag-in-Box (BiB) product lines that overlap with BiB product lines offered by Liqui-Box in the United States, including those for dairy, post-mix, smoothie, and wine.  A Competitive Impact Statement filed by the United States describes the Complaint, the proposed Final Judgment, the industry, and the remedies available to private litigants who may have been injured by the alleged violation.  Copies of the Complaint, proposed Final Judgment, and Competitive Impact Statement are available for inspection on the Antitrust Division’s website at http://www.justice.gov/atr and at the Office of the Clerk of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.  Interested persons may address comments to Katrina Rouse, Chief, Defense, Industrials, and Aerospace Section, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice, 450 Fifth Street NW, Suite 8700, Washington, DC 20530 (telephone: 202-598-2459) within 60 days of the date of this notice. Such comments, including the name of the submitter, and responses thereto, will be posted on the Antitrust Division’s website, filed with the Court, and, under certain circumstances, published in the Federal Register.
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