The French Competition Authority clears a merger in the public transport sector, subject to the maintenance of commitments previously made (SNCF / Keolis)

The Autorité de la concurrence clears the acquisition of sole control of Keolis by SNCF, subject to the maintenance of the commitments made in 2010* On 23 July 2012, the European Commission referred the acquisition of sole control of the Keolis group by SNCF to the Autorité de la concurrence [1]. The Autorité carefully examined this operation, which involves the public transport sector and related activities such as consulting, audits and the management of railway stations. On 12 January 2010, the Autorité de la concurrence cleared the joint takeover of Keolis and Effia by SNCF and Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ) subject to certain commitments [2]. At the time, it considered that the closer ties between SNCF, Keolis and Effia

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority clears a merger in the public transport sector, subject to the maintenance of commitments previously made (SNCF / Keolis), 5 September 2012, e-Competitions Bulletin Transport (rail), Art. N° 58541

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