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February 13 - February 19, 2012

The FTC is trying to block Graco’s takeover of ITW Finishing, saying it would create a monopoly that would hurt the industry. Should the deal proceed?

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Yes. Let the free market prevail! 32%
No. A monopoly will spike prices and suppress innovation. 68%

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Tagged categories: Acquisitions; Mergers

Comment from Gary Burke, (2/15/2012, 8:40 AM)

Graco is too big now. Buying the ITW Finishing business units would allow them to destroy all other competitors! Stay strong FTC

Comment from George DuPont, (2/16/2012, 8:24 AM)

I am not so worried about innovation as I am allowing Graco( always more expensive that it's competition) to create an evironment where they can drive the price of conventional, HVLP and air-assisted airless products up. The government needs to protect the consumer in this one!!

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