The French Competition Authority clears a merger between two national slaughterhouses subject to conditions (Ronsard / LDC)

The Autorité de la concurrence clears, subject to conditions, the acquisition of the Ronsard Group by the LDC Group* A number of slaughterhouses will have to be divested to maintain sufficient competition for poultry farmers. On 8 January 2021, the LDC Group notified the Autorité of its plan to acquire sole control of the Ronsard Group, previously owned by the Eureden Group. Parties to the transaction The LDC Group, which owns the Le Gaulois, Maître Coq, Marie and Loué brands, is organised around four sections: the "upstream" section, which includes poultry production, cereal and agricultural supplies collection, and egg production; the "poultry" section, specialising in the slaughtering and

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority clears a merger between two national slaughterhouses subject to conditions (Ronsard / LDC), 14 April 2021, e-Competitions April 2021 - II, Art. N° 100257

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