The Turkish Competition Authority unconditionally clears an acquisition in the market for data memory systems (Western Digital / SanDisk)

This case note analyses the decision of the Turkish Competition Authority (TCA) in which it has unconditionally cleared in Phase I the acquisition of the sole control of SanDisk by Western Digital in the market for data memory systems. The Operation On 4 December 2015, the TCA received a notification of a proposed acquisition of the sole control of a data memory manufacturer, SanDisk, by one of its closest competitors, Western Digital. The operation is the Turkish leg of a series of notifications made to competition authorities all over the world as part of the deal between Western Digital and SanDisk. At the global level, the acquisition was officially closed in May 2016. Market Definition SanDisk is globally active in the market for flash memory devices including enterprise and

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  • Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli University (Ankara)

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Ahmet Fatih Ozkan, The Turkish Competition Authority unconditionally clears an acquisition in the market for data memory systems (Western Digital / SanDisk), 10 February 2016, e-Competitions Notion of dominance, Art. N° 81138

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