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This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Firms receive second request for information from the Federal Trade Commission regarding Tyco's proposed acquisition of respiratory products maker Mallinckrodt for about $4.2 bil., announced June 28 (1"The Gray Sheet" July 3, 2000, p. 7). According to Tyco, the request relates specifically to the firms' respective sales of endotracheal tubes, and revenues from that product line amount to "less than $20 mil." The request raises the possibility that the FTC may require Tyco to divest the business before approving the overall deal. The firms still hope to close the deal by September

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