The EU Commission holds that the intervention of the French state to a phone company does not constitute state aid as it complies with the market economy investor principle (Orange)

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What Does a Private Investor Take into Account before Investing? A private investor may invest in a troubled company that is restructuring is order to increase its future profitability. Introduction The answer to the question posed above is short and simple: everything relevant. A private investor does not ignore anything that can affect the profitability of the prospective investment. This implies that the other side of the coin is that a private investor disregards irrelevant information that does not correspond to the current or future state of the company or project in which it considers to invest. The prospects of companies change and so must the views of potential investors. Information that was relevant yesterday may not be relevant today. This is what EU courts have told

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Phedon Nicolaides, The EU Commission holds that the intervention of the French state to a phone company does not constitute state aid as it complies with the market economy investor principle (Orange), 29 October 2018, e-Competitions Bulletin October 2018, Art. N° 89280

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