The EU Commission conditionally clears a merger between French and Canadian companies in the market for aluminium products (Pechiney / Alcan)

"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st September 2003 and 31st December 2003"* On 29 September the Commission cleared the proposed acquisition of French aluminium producer Pechiney by Alcan of Canada. The transaction was notified to the Commission on 14 August. Canada’s Alcan and Pechiney of France are aluminium companies. Their activities include bauxite mining, alumina refining and power generation as well as aluminium smelting, manufacturing and recycling. Both have research and development departments and also make fabricated products, most importantly packaging, including aerosol cans, cartridges and flexible

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  • JG Associates (Brussels)
  • DG COMP (Brussels)

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John Gatti, Mary Loughran, The EU Commission conditionally clears a merger between French and Canadian companies in the market for aluminium products (Pechiney / Alcan), 29 September 2003, e-Competitions Bulletin Buyer power in mergers, Art. N° 38388

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