The French Competition Authority clears a concentration in the aggregates sector subject to remedies (Eurovia / Tarmac)

In its decision dated 20 August 2010, the French competition authority (the “FCA”) cleared the acquisition by Eurovia of sole control over six subsidiaries of the Tarmac group ("Tarmac") (the “concentration”), subject to remedies. Although the proposed concentration had a Community dimension, the FCA sought a partial referral of the case arguing that the notified transaction threatened to significantly affect competition, causing horizontal and vertical effects on the aggregates, asphalt and roadworks markets in France which presented all the characteristics of distinct markets in accordance with article 9(2) a) of the EUMR. On 10 June 2010, the European Commission accepted to refer the French part of the transaction

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Sergio Sorinas, Grégoire Colmet Daâge, The French Competition Authority clears a concentration in the aggregates sector subject to remedies (Eurovia / Tarmac), 20 August 2010, e-Competitions August 2010, Art. N° 38169

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