The EU Commission clears a merger, subject to remedies, in the threat detection equipment business market (Morpho Detection / Smiths Group)

MERGERS: COMMISSION CLEARS ACQUISITION OF MORPHO DETECTION BY SMITHS, SUBJECT TO CONDITIONS* The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Morpho Detection, the threat detection equipment business of Safran of France, by Smiths of the UK. The clearance is conditional on the divestiture of Morpho Detection's explosive trace detection business. Both Smiths and Morpho Detection develop and manufacture threat detection equipment, in particular explosive trace detectors. Explosive trace detectors are used in: airports for the screening of baggage and passengers: within the EU such detectors have to comply with

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European Commission, The EU Commission clears a merger, subject to remedies, in the threat detection equipment business market (Morpho Detection / Smiths Group), 19 January 2017, e-Competitions January 2017, Art. N° 83104

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