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FTC Receives Petition for Approval of Proposed Divestiture from SCI and Alderwoods Group

On December 19, the Commission received a petition from Service Corporation International (SCI) and Alderwoods Group, Inc. seeking approval of a proposed divestiture related to SCI’s recent acquisition of Alderwoods. In the FTC’s consent agreement and order allowing the transaction to proceed with conditions, SCI and Alderwoods were required to divest a range of funeral home and cemetery services companies. Through this petition, the companies requested approval to divest: 1) Conejo Mountain Funeral Home, located at 2052 Howard Road, Camarillo, California (Southern Ventura County); and 2) Conjeo Mountain Memorial Park, located at the same address, to two wholly owned subsidiaries of Carriage Services, Inc.: Carriage Cemetery Services, Inc. (CCSI) and Cochrane’s Chapel of Roses, Inc. Under an agreement with SCI, CCSI will buy the cemetery assets and Cochrane’s will buy the funeral home assets.
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Robert W. Doyle, Jr.
202-589-1839
rdoyle@dbmlawgroup.com