Fella's .. this second request was VERY expected. That said it ( the 2nd HSR ) was also mostly priced in. The new expected close for this deal is late April. Barring any formal block by the FTC, which IMO is unlikely, this deal should begin to tighten up quickly and close without event in a few months. I wouldn't read anything sinister in the FTC's move. Like I said it was expected and now it's happened. One less thing to worry about. I like that.
Dodged that bullet. i think alot of the 2nd req. already priced in, but don't like the rumblings I am hearing with the FTC. Personally, I think the deal should ultimately clear, but I don't like the recent history with the FTC. We some some cowboys running the shop at the moment. Didn't this group try to differentiate the ice cream market about a yr ago?