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Canada: The Competition Bureau approves the merger of the two largest book retailers in Quebec (Renaud-Bray, Archambault)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The wind of "consolidation-restructuring" is once again blowing in the Québec book sales and distribution sector, which is largely influenced by information and communications technologies, particularly the emergence and growth of book sales in digital format (livrel). It is from this perspective that we must assess the position statement issued on September 29, 2015 by the Competition Bureau, in which it approves the proposed acquisition by a subsidiary of Renaud-Bray of the retail division of Archambault following an asset purchase agreement announced on May 19, 2015. A horizontal merger in the Quebec bookstore sector Québec telecommunications giant

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Karounga Diawara, Canada: The Competition Bureau approves the merger of the two largest book retailers in Quebec (Renaud-Bray, Archambault), 29 September 2015, Concurrences N° 1-2016, Art. N° 77956, pp. 231-233

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