The French Minister of Economy grants conditional clearance to a merger in the railway laying and maintenance sector Colas / Spie Rail)

In its decision dated 14 May 2007, the French Minister of Economy cleared the acquisition of the Spie Rail company by the Colas company, a subsidiary of the Bouygues group active in the road and railway works. Through this transaction, Colas will acquire the sole control of Spie Rail. Spie Rail is a company specialised in the railway work infrastructures sector, including works in relation to railways, subways and tramways and is also active in the production of railway ties (“traverses”). After a detailed analysis of the relevant markets regarding both the products markets and the services markets in the railway sector, the Minister mainly focussed its competitive analysis on the global market of laying, maintenance and replacement of railways and on four narrower markets delineated

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Aude Guyon, The French Minister of Economy grants conditional clearance to a merger in the railway laying and maintenance sector Colas / Spie Rail), 14 May 2007, e-Competitions May 2007, Art. N° 13772

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