Watchdog escalates Arnotts inquiry

Ireland's competition watchdog has escalated its investigation into the proposed takeover of the Dublin department store by Selfridges.

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Ian Kehoe

27th April, 2014

Ireland's competition watchdog has escalated its investigation into the proposed takeover of the Dublin department store by Selfridges, the upscale British retailer owned by the Weston family.

The Competition Authority is seeking further information on the proposed deal, following a month-long examination of the competition implications of the takeover.

The watchdog made the request last week to Wittington Investments, a Weston family vehicle that is attempting to buy a 50 per cent stake in the...

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