The French Ministry of economy clears in phase I a merger in the market of building material retail with a commitment to supply products to any new entrants (Point P / Ardi)

The operation The Minister authorized the merger between Ardi, a building material wholesaler, and Point P, a subsidiary of Saint Gobain. The market The Minister assessed the relevant market for retailing of building products on a product by product basis and focused his analysis on the insulation materials wholesale market. Remedy 1: Obligation of supply The transaction would lead to a number of horizontal overlaps on the retail market

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  • French Competition Authority (Paris)

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Stanislas Martin, The French Ministry of economy clears in phase I a merger in the market of building material retail with a commitment to supply products to any new entrants (Point P / Ardi), 13 December 2002, e-Competitions December 2002, Art. N° 22049

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