Euronews is no longer accessible on Internet Explorer. This browser is not updated by Microsoft and does not support the last technical evolutions. We encourage you to use another browser, such as Edge, Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
BREAKING NEWS

UK's competition watchdog mulls Slug and Lettuce pub owner's takeover of Ei Group

Euronews logo
Text size Aa Aa

(Reuters) – The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority said on Friday it was looking into Slug and Lettuce pub chain owner Stonegate’s deal to buy larger rival Ei Group to become Britain’s biggest pub operator.

Britain’s competition watchdog said it was inviting comments as to whether the 1.27 billion pound merger would lead to lessening of competition in the UK, as the deal would result in Stonegate taking control of some 4,000 additional pubs.

(Reporting by Yadarisa Shabong in Bengaluru; Editing by Bernard Orr)

euronews provides breaking news articles from reuters as a service to its readers, but does not edit the articles it publishes. Articles appear on euronews.com for a limited time.