CASE COMMENT: MERGERS - HORIZONTAL MERGER - PRESS SECTOR

Unconditional clearance: The Ministry of Economy clears unconditionally a merger of publishing companies in Southern France with regards to the narrow scope of the local markets due to the absence of any overlaps (Le Monde/Hachette Filipacchi)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. – - Min. Éco, October 6, 2006, Société Éditrice du Monde / Hachette Filipacchi Médias, aff. C2006-82, BOCCRF No. 10 bis of December 18, 2006. On October 6, 2006, the French Minister of the Economy authorized the acquisition by Société Éditrice du Monde (SEM) of exclusive control of the companies making up the "South" division of Hachette Filipacchi Médias (HFM), a subsidiary of the Lagardère Group. The purpose of the operation was to create a regional group by bringing together under the control of a single company, PQR Opco, the two regional press centres of the Le Monde group and the HFM group active south of the Loire, with HFM and SEM both becoming shareholders

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Jérôme Philippe, Unconditional clearance: The Ministry of Economy clears unconditionally a merger of publishing companies in Southern France with regards to the narrow scope of the local markets due to the absence of any overlaps (Le Monde/Hachette Filipacchi), 6 October 2006, Concurrences N° 1-2007, Art. N° 12866, p. 113

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