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France clears takeover of Nice by billionaire Ratcliffe's Ineos

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PARIS (Reuters) – France’s competition authority said it had cleared the takeover of the Ligue 1 soccer club OGC Nice by INEOS [INEOSG.UL], the energy group run by British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe.

Nice, coached by former Arsenal and French World Cup winner Patrick Vieira, have won their first two matches of the new season.

(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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