The French Competition Authority clears a merger in the motor vehicle distribution sector and establishes a new method for analysing mergers in this sector (Bernard Participations / Emil Frey Motors France and Fiber)

Distribution of motor vehicles* The Autorité de la concurrence clears the acquisition of joint control of the company Bernard Participations SAS by the company Emil Frey Motors France and the company Fiber. This transaction led the Autorité to review its method for analysing mergers in the motor vehicle distribution sector in order to adapt it to developments in that sector. A transaction referred by the European Commission The European Commission referred the examination of the acquisition of joint control of the company Bernard Participations SAS by the companies Emil Frey Motors France and Fiber to the Autorité de la concurrence, upon its request. The Commission decided that the Autorité was best placed to examine the transaction given the position of the companies in the motor

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority clears a merger in the motor vehicle distribution sector and establishes a new method for analysing mergers in this sector (Bernard Participations / Emil Frey Motors France and Fiber), 12 March 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin April 2019, Art. N° 89765

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