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Clearance : The French Competition Authority clears, under conditions, a takeover in the hearing aid sales sector (Audilab / Demant)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In recent days, the Competition Authority has posted 15 new merger clearance decisions online, including 4 simplified decisions. These decisions include Decision No. 19-DCC-244 of 11 December 2019. on the basis of which the French Competition Authority gave conditional authorisation for the acquisition of sole control of Audilab, which operates 213 hearing centres in France, by the William Demant Group, which in turn operates 570 Audika sales outlets. This operation leads to the creation of the first network of hearing centers in France. However, the parties' combined market share will remain below 25 %, both in value and in number of outlets, so

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Alain Ronzano, Clearance : The French Competition Authority clears, under conditions, a takeover in the hearing aid sales sector (Audilab / Demant), 11 December 2019, Concurrences N° 1-2020, Art. N° 93439, www.concurrences.com

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