The EU Commission opens an in-depth investigation concerning a merger in the market of supply of various semi-finished aluminium products (Novelis / Aleris)

Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into Novelis' proposed acquisition of Aleris* The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Aleris by Novelis under the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission is concerned that the proposed acquisition may reduce competition in the supply of various semi-finished aluminium products. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: "European industries should be able to access aluminium products at fair prices to be able to compete in global markets. Our in-depth investigation aims to ensure that the acquisition of Aleris by Novelis does not have a

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European Commission, The EU Commission opens an in-depth investigation concerning a merger in the market of supply of various semi-finished aluminium products (Novelis / Aleris), 25 March 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin March 2019, Art. N° 89851

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