The Czech Competition Authority amends its original merger clearance decision in the technical gases sector by accepting termination of the exclusivity of agreements instead of termination of the agreements (Linde/AGA Gas)

The operation The merger concerned was a result of an operation, under which LINDE TECHNISCHE GASE (Germany) acquired 99,5 % shares over a Swedish company AGA AB. LINDE TECHNISCHE GASE was a 100 % shareholder of its Czech subsidiary, LINDE TECHNOPLYN a.s. ("LINDE"). AGA AB operated in the Czech Republic through 67 % of shares in AGA GAS spol. s r.o. ("AGA"). Both of the Czech companies are producers and distributors of technical gases. [1] Remedy 1: Divestment of a viable stand-alone business The Office observed that as a result of the merger the merged

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Petr Zákoucký, The Czech Competition Authority amends its original merger clearance decision in the technical gases sector by accepting termination of the exclusivity of agreements instead of termination of the agreements (Linde/AGA Gas), 21 July 2000, e-Competitions Bulletin Energy & Mergers, Art. N° 20915

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