CASE COMMENTS: MERGER CONTROL – FRENCH OVERSEAS DEPARTMENTS – GENERAL DISTRIBUTION – ACQUISITION OF SOLE CONTROL-NO HORIZONTAL EFFECTS – CONGLOMERATE EFFECTS – BEHAVIORAL COMMITMENTS – CLEARANCE

Conglomerate effects: The French Competition Authority clears the acquisition of sole control of a distributor by another one in Martinique after the parties submitted behavioural commitments (Louis Delhaize, Groupe Bernard Hayot)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Aut. conc. dec. no. 11-DCC-134 of September 2, 2011 relating to the acquisition of exclusive control of assets of the Louis Delhaize group by Groupe Bernard Hayot In this case, the Authority had to assess an operation consisting of the acquisition by GBH (franchisee of the Carrefour group for Martinique), on the one hand, of the goodwill of the Cora Cluny hypermarket from Cora Martinique SAS and, on the other hand, of the Lieudit Plateau Roy property complex in Schoelcher, owned by SISB SAS, housing the Cora Cluny hypermarket and a shopping mall, with the hypermarket going under the "Carrefour" banner after the operation. As the operation was located in

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Dominique Berlin, Conglomerate effects: The French Competition Authority clears the acquisition of sole control of a distributor by another one in Martinique after the parties submitted behavioural commitments (Louis Delhaize, Groupe Bernard Hayot), 16 February 2012, Concurrences N° 1-2012, Art. N° 42294, pp. 153-155

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