When Croatia’s food and retail group Agrokor acquired Slovenia’s Mercator, the landmark 2013 deal was supposed to create one of the biggest such businesses in central and eastern Europe, and help rebuild ties in the former Yugoslavia. Instead, the deal helped tip the Croatian group over the edge.
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By Neil Buckley
Source: Financial Times
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