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Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application from the owners of Surgery Center Holdings, known as Surgery Partners to divest Symbion Holdings Corporation’s ownership interest in the Blue Springs Surgery Center in Orange City, Florida, to Dr. Mark W. Hollmann. The divestiture is required by the Commission’s order, which settles charges that Surgery Partners’ acquisition of Symbion was likely anticompetitive.

The Commission vote to approve the divestiture was 5-0. (FTC File No. C4494, the staff contact is Daniel P. Ducore, Bureau of Competition, 202-326-2526)

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Betsy Lordan
Office of Public Affairs