FTC Approves Final Order Imposing Conditions on Quaker Chemical Corp.’s Acquisition of Houghton International Inc.

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that chemical company Quaker Chemical Corp.’s $1.4 billion acquisition of Houghton International Inc. is anticompetitive. According to the complaint, which was first announced in July 2019, as proposed, the acquisition would have harmed competition in the North American market […]