CASE COMMENTS: MERGERS – RELEVANT MARKET – PHASE II – COMMITMENTS – SUNFLOWER SEED SECTOR

Relevant market - Commitments : The European Commission refines its analysis of relevant markets in the seed sector after in-depth investigation and authorises the acquisition of a sunflower seed business in exchange for commitments to divest sunflower hybrid as well as the parental lines used in the creation of those hybrids or currently under development in Spain and Hungary (Syngenta/Monsanto’s Sunflower Seed Business)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Eur. comm. 17 November 2010, Syngenta/Monsanto's sunflower Seed Business, COMP/M.5675 On November 17, 2010, the European Commission cleared the acquisition of the global sunflower seeds business of the US company Monsanto by the Swiss company Syngenta following a Phase II procedure with commitments. The proposed transaction combines the activities of two major suppliers of sunflower seeds in Europe, both of which are well established in the business of breeding new sunflower varieties and marketing sunflower seeds. It should be noted at the outset that, on 1 October 2009, the Spanish competition authority, the Comisión Nacional de la Competencia

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Didier Theophile, Relevant market - Commitments : The European Commission refines its analysis of relevant markets in the seed sector after in-depth investigation and authorises the acquisition of a sunflower seed business in exchange for commitments to divest sunflower hybrid as well as the parental lines used in the creation of those hybrids or currently under development in Spain and Hungary (Syngenta/Monsanto’s Sunflower Seed Business), 17 November 2010, Concurrences N° 1-2011, Art. N° 34191, pp. 146-148

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