It was reported earlier this week that analysts believe Dollar General may be dropping its bid for Family Dollar. The reason cited is the Federal Trade Commission’s requirement for up to 4,000 store divestitures as a result of a deal between the two companies. A deal between Family Dollar and Dollar Tree would require only about 310 store closures.

According to Family Dollar Chairman and CEO Howard Levine, “The Family Dollar board of directors continues to be of the unanimous view that the current Dollar General proposal is not reasonably likely to be completed on the terms proposed.”

Given that Dollar General hasn’t increased its store divestiture commitment or its purchase price, one analyst concludes that they are effectively bowing out of the process.

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