CASE COMMENTS: MERGERS – FRANCE – COMPETITION AUTHORITY – FOOD DISTRIBUTION – OVERSEAS TERRITORIES – COMMITMENTS

Commitments: The French Competition Authority approves the acquisition of sole control of a supermarket and its commercial gallery by a food retailer in the French Overseas Territories (SDRO, Robert II / Bernard Hayot)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In a decision of 23 August 2018, the French Competition Authority authorised, subject to commitments, the acquisition of sole control of SDRO and Robert II by Groupe Bernard Hayot (GBH). The operation mainly concerned the food distribution sector in Martinique. GBH operates food and non-food retail outlets overseas, mainly under the Carrefour, Mr. Bricolage and Decathlon banners. The first target company, SDRO, operates a hypermarket under the Géant Casino banner. The second, Robert II, owns the real estate complex housing the said hypermarket as well as a shopping mall. The transaction consisted in the acquisition by GBH of the hypermarket and

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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, Commitments: The French Competition Authority approves the acquisition of sole control of a supermarket and its commercial gallery by a food retailer in the French Overseas Territories (SDRO, Robert II / Bernard Hayot), 23 August 2018, Concurrences N° 1-2019, Art. N° 89014, pp. 124-126

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