The French Competition Authority clears a merger in the poultry slaughterhouses market despite very high market shares (Les Volailles Rémi Ramon / Sofral / LDC Volaille)

Poultry industry* The Autorité de la concurrence gives clearance to the takeover of poultry slaughterhouses Les Volailles Rémi Ramon and Sofral by the LDC group (Le Gaulois, Maître Coq et Fermiers de Loué), which contributes to strengthening the French poultry sector. Background The Autorité de la concurrence clears the acquisition by the company LDC Volaille (LDC group) of the slaughterhouses held by the companies Volailles Rémi Ramon and Sofral. This clearance decision is in line with the decision taken by the Autorité in 2015, which allowed for the creation of an interprofessional organization in the poultry industry [1]. At the end of its competitive analysis, the Autorité considered it possible to clear this transaction without conditions, which will contribute to increase the

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority clears a merger in the poultry slaughterhouses market despite very high market shares (Les Volailles Rémi Ramon / Sofral / LDC Volaille), 22 May 2019, e-Competitions May 2019, Art. N° 90697

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