The industrial threads businesses of French textile company Dollfus-Mieg et Cie (DMC) have been sold off in two parts to avoid monopolies issues being raised. The largest part of the group has been bought by Coats Viyella. UK-based Donisthorpe and Company Limited, which accounts for about 25 per cent of the DMC industrial sewing threads division, has been bought by the German group Amann and Sohne.