Sysco Receives European Commission Clearance to Acquire Brakes Group

HOUSTON, June 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) today announced that the European Commission has unconditionally cleared its proposed acquisition of the Brakes Group following a review under the European Union Merger Regulation.

“We are pleased with the European Commission’s conclusion that the Brakes acquisition raises no competitive concerns in European markets and we look forward to closing the transaction in early July,” said Sysco chief executive officer Bill DeLaney. “We are very excited about the opportunity to welcome the Brakes Group into the Sysco family of companies and create a new platform for international growth.”

Sysco announced in February that it had reached a definitive agreement to acquire the Brakes Group, a leading European foodservice distributor with operations in the United Kingdom, France, Sweden, Ireland, Spain, Belgium and Luxembourg, from Bain Capital Private Equity. The transaction is valued at approximately $3.1 billion USD or approximately £2.2 billion British pounds.

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