Canada regulators clear Darling's purchase of Maple Leaf unit

Reuters

OTTAWA, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Canada's competition watchdog onFriday approved the C$645 million ($620 million) purchase ofMaple Leaf Foods' rendering and biodiesel business byDarling International Inc.

The Competition Bureau said in a statement that its reviewof the proposed transaction led it to conclude that the dealwould not substantially lessen or prevent competition.

Rothsay, Maple Leaf's rendering and biodiesel business,operates six rendering plants in Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec andNova Scotia and a biodiesel facility in Quebec.

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