CASE COMMENTS: MERGERS – FRANCE – COMPETITION AUTHORITY – ALTERNATIVE COMMITMENTS

Alternative commitments: The French Competition Authority approves the acquisition of one of its main competitors by a major supplier in the gardening and DIY goods, pet supplies and outdoor arrangement retail distribution sector, subject to commitments (Jardiland / InVivo Retail)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The Authority has authorised, subject to undertakings, the acquisition of sole control of the Jardiland group by the InVivo group, France's leading agricultural cooperative group at the head of the Gamm Vert, Delbard and Jardinerie du Terroir retail network. Jardiland and InVivo are active in the retail distribution of gardening, DIY, pet supplies and outdoor equipment. InVivo is also active upstream in the production and marketing of animal feed, seeds and crop protection products. However, despite the fact that there is a vertical link between InVivo's production of some of these products and their distribution in the parties' stores, the Authority's

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  • Herbert Smith Freehills (Paris)
  • Herbert Smith Freehills (Paris)
  • Herbert Smith Freehills (Paris)

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Sergio Sorinas, Marie Louvet, Alexis Baudelin, Alternative commitments: The French Competition Authority approves the acquisition of one of its main competitors by a major supplier in the gardening and DIY goods, pet supplies and outdoor arrangement retail distribution sector, subject to commitments (Jardiland / InVivo Retail), 24 August 2018, Concurrences N° 1-2019, Art. N° 89013, pp. 122-124

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