FTC Alters Final Consent Order in Response to Public Comments, Preserving Competition for Specialty and Emergency Veterinary Services in 10 U.S. Localities

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that Mars, Incorporated’s $9.1 billion acquisition of pet care company VCA Inc. would violate federal antitrust laws. Under the Order, Mars is required to divest 12 clinics in 10 localities to three divestiture buyers: National […]