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What Could Dean Foods Merger With DFA Mean?

IABRN — In November of last year, Dean Foods announced it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company announced back on November 12th that it was looking at a possible acquisition by the Dairy Farmers of America (DFA).

This possible acquisition made some producers and consumers fear that a monopoly could be formed by the DFA. These concerns haven’t gone away, plus we have new concerns to think about as the deal nears even closer to reality.

Peter Carstensen is a Professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School. While he doesn’t say, “monopoly”, he does hint at the fact that a merger or acquisition between Dean Foods and the DFA would not necessarily bode well for consumers.

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