Hoechst AG and Rhone-Poulenc S.A., to be renamed Aventis S.A

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In the Matter of Hoechst AG and Rhone-Poulenc S.A., to be renamed Aventis S.A.
FTC Matter/File Number:

9910071

Docket Number:

C-3919

Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

A final order settled charges stemming from Hoechst's merger with Rhone-Poulenc S.A. According to the complaint, the merger (the merged firm would be renamed Aventis S.A.) raised antitrust concerns in the market for cellulose acetate and direct thrombin acetate. The order requires the divestiture of the 'subsidiary, Rhodia, a specialty chemicals firm that produces cellulose acetate.

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