Swedish Match North America Inc., and National Tobacco Company, L.P

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In the Matter of Swedish Match North America Inc., and National Tobacco Company, L.P.
FTC Matter/File Number:

0010120

Docket Number:

9296

Enforcement Type:

Federal Injunctions

Case Summary

The Commission authorized staff to seek a preliminary injunction to block the proposed acquisition of National Tobacco Company, L.P. on grounds that the $165 million acquisition would lessen competition in the market for loose leaf chewing tobacco and that Swedish Match’s market share would increase to 60 percent. On December 14, 2000, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a 42-page opinion granting the Commission’s motion for the injunction. On December 22, 2000, the parties abandoned the transaction.