Sherwin-Williams Deal for Valspar Raises Antitrust Concerns

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  • Pact valued at $9.3 billion would create No. 1 coatings firm
  • Provision in accord leads to investors hedging their bets

Sherwin-Williams Co.’s $9.3 billion deal to buy rival paintmaker Valspar Corp. drew skepticism from investors over its chances for antitrust approval without significant divestitures.

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