23 March 2016

Dentsply’s acquisition of Sirona cleared in phase I

On 25/02/2016 the European Commission approved in phase I the proposed acquisition of dental equipment supplier Sirona by Dentsply, both of the US, subject to conditions.RBB advised the Parties alongside Skadden and Latham & Watkins, notably in relation to potential foreclosure effects, whereby the merged entity would block access to Sirona’s chairside CAD/CAM system to other block providers, while favouring its own blocks. 

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