Vivian Imerman, the former chairman and chief executive of Del Monte Royal Foods Corp., may offer to buy spirits maker Whyte & Mackay if Diageo Plc is compelled to sell the asset to satisfy U.K. antitrust concerns.
Diageo Plc, the world’s biggest distiller, offered to sell most of the Whyte & Mackay whisky business it gained from the takeover of India’s United Spirits Ltd. after U.K. regulators expressed competition concerns.
Scott Hammond, the former head of criminal enforcement in the U.S. Justice Department’s antitrust division, will join Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP as a partner in Washington focusing on criminal antitrust and international cartel matters.
Prime Minister David Cameron announced a probe into profit and competition among U.K. energy suppliers as both his government and the opposition bid to show they have plans to deal with inflation-busting price increases.
Ericsson AB’s proposed takeover of Red Bee Media Ltd. was referred for an in-depth antitrust review by the U.K. Office of Fair Trading, which said the deal may lead to higher prices for some services for broadcasters.