The French Minister of Economy cleared in Phase II a merger in the press sector with structural and behavioural commitments, including bundling prohibition and termination of exclusive contract (France Antilles / Comareg)

The operation In the case at hand, Vivendi Universal Publishing sold its entire equity interest in Comareg to France Antilles. Following the opinion given by the competition council, the Minister cleared the merger subject to structural and behavioral remedies. The market(s) The markets involved were the regional printed press and the free-distribution advertising press. Remedy 1:Divesture Both

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  • French Competition Authority (Paris)

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Stanislas Martin, The French Minister of Economy cleared in Phase II a merger in the press sector with structural and behavioural commitments, including bundling prohibition and termination of exclusive contract (France Antilles / Comareg), 29 April 2003, e-Competitions Bulletin Media, Art. N° 21103

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