CASE COMMENT: MERGERS

Vinci airport services: The Minister of Economy clears with conditions an horizontal merger in Phase II in the airport sector (Vinci Services Aéroportuaires)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. – Min. Eco, July 25, 2005, Vinci Airport Services / France Handling, Case C2004-132 In this Phase II decision of 25 July 2005, the Minister essentially followed the opinion of the Competition Council dated 24 June 2005 and authorised, subject to conditions, the takeover of France Handling (jointly owned by ADP, Danzas and Aérofret) by the Vinci Group, via its subsidiary Vinci Services Aéroportuaires. The companies France Handling and Vinci Services Aéroportuaires are both active in the ground handling sector and mainly provide freight handling services. Stressing the large market share held by the parties in the field of cargo handling, the Minister, like

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Jérôme Philippe, Vinci airport services: The Minister of Economy clears with conditions an horizontal merger in Phase II in the airport sector (Vinci Services Aéroportuaires), 25 July 2005, Concurrences N° 1-2006, Art. N° 1021, pp. 160-162

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