ALERTS: MERGERS – FRANCE – SPAIN - SOLE CONTROL – STRUCTURAL COMMITMENTS – CLEARANCE PHASE 1

Sole control: The French Competition Authority authorizes, subject to conditions, an acquisition of sole control in the sector of the hosting of infrastructures intended to host the telephony infrastructures of mobile network operators (Celles / Hivory)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On November 24, 2021, the French Competition Authority made public decision n° 21-DCC-197 of October 25, 2021 in which it authorized, following a phase 1 review but subject to structural commitments, the Spanish group Cellnex to acquire sole control of Hivory, a company previously owned by Altice and the investment fund KKR. The present transaction is part of a general trend that has seen mobile network operators (MNOs) disengage since 2016 in favour of specialised infrastructure operators, TowerCo, from the business of hosting passive infrastructure, these masts or towers, as well as the premises and technical equipment that enable the hosting of the

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Alain Ronzano, Sole control: The French Competition Authority authorizes, subject to conditions, an acquisition of sole control in the sector of the hosting of infrastructures intended to host the telephony infrastructures of mobile network operators (Celles / Hivory), 24 November 2021, Concurrences N° 1-2022, Art. N° 103870, www.concurrences.com

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