The European Commission, after an in-depth investigation, unconditionally approves a merger in the satellite equipment manufacturing industry (Thales/Meccanica/AAS/Telespazio)

"Merger control: Main developments between 1 January and 30 April 2007"* Following an in-depth investigation the Commission decided on 4 April to grant an unconditional clearance to the proposed acquisition by Thales of France of Alcatel‘s shareholdings in the Alcatel Alenia Space (AAS) of France and Telespazio of Italy, companies jointly controlled by Alcatel and Finmeccanica. Thales is active in the development and integration of critical information systems for the defence, aeronautics and transport industries and for civil security. Thales is jointly-controlled by the French State

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John Gatti, Mary Loughran, The European Commission, after an in-depth investigation, unconditionally approves a merger in the satellite equipment manufacturing industry (Thales/Meccanica/AAS/Telespazio), 4 April 2007, e-Competitions April 2007, Art. N° 38247

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