The French Minister of Economic Affairs clears a merger in the casinos markets subject to structural remedies (Accor/ Colony/ Barrière-Desseigne)

The operation On 19 April 2004, the European Commission received a notification of a proposed merger in which the companies Accor and Colony and the Barrière-Desseigne family would join forces to set up the Lucien Barrière Group, a company which would bring together the casinos currently controlled, directly or indirectly, by Accor and the Barrière-Desseigne family. The new organisation will be under the joint control of Accor, Colony and Barrière-Desseigne, which will bring its casinos and hotels with it. This new company will become the European leader in the casino business. The Commission inquiry indicated that there was no risk to competition in most of the affected markets and it approved the concentration on the 4 June 2004 (Decision of the European Commission M.3373

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William Simpson, The French Minister of Economic Affairs clears a merger in the casinos markets subject to structural remedies (Accor/ Colony/ Barrière-Desseigne), 28 July 2004, e-Competitions July 2004, Art. N° 21148

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