Britain's competition watchdog looking at Mitie-Rentokil pest control deal

(Reuters) - Britain's competition watchdog said on Monday it was considering whether the completed acquisition of British outsourcing firm Mitie Group's pest control business by Rentokil Initial could result in a substantial lessening of competition.

Mitie said in October it would sell the business to British pest control and business services company Rentokil for 40 million pounds.

(Reporting by Noor Zainab Hussain in Bengaluru; Editing by Kirsten Donovan)