The Spanish Competition Authority conditionally approves, in a second phase decision, a merger in the market of free online classified motor vehicle advertising platforms (Schibsted / Milanuncios)

The National Markets and Competition Commission (NMCC) approves the acquisition by Schibsted España S.L.U. (SCM Spain) of Milanuncios S.L.U. (MA) subject to remedies in a second phase merger. On 20 November 2014, the transaction of reference has been deemed authorized under Spanish merger control rules. After an in depth (second phase) investigation, the NMCC concluded that horizontal effects resulting from the transaction could limit competition in the Spanish market for free online classified motor vehicle advertising platforms. In particular, first, because SCM Spain’s main competitor MA is eliminated as an independent competitor and, second, because of the increased

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Pedro Callol, Jorge Manzarbeitia, Manuel Canadas Bouwen, The Spanish Competition Authority conditionally approves, in a second phase decision, a merger in the market of free online classified motor vehicle advertising platforms (Schibsted / Milanuncios), 20 November 2014, e-Competitions November 2014, Art. N° 96004

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