Report: Merger Requires Asset Shedding

NEW YORK—If there is to be a merger between Heidelberger Druckmaschinen and manroland AG, the companies may need to sell assets beforehand to meet the requirements of antitrust agencies, according to a Bloomberg report.

Citing two people familiar with negotiations, Bloomberg reported the companies may need to sell overlapping assets in order to gain approval from European Union authorities. An analyst said a merger would give the combined entity 65 percent of the market, a figure EU authorities would deem too high.

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