Clearance: The French Ministry of the Economy clears a merger by taking into account the element of potential competition (CEGID/CCMX)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Progressive online posting of decisions The Minister's merger control rulings will be published in the Official Journal of the European Union. continues. five unprecedented authorization decisions have been posted online this morning, February 1, 2005. Let's start with the most interesting of the decisions presented here, that of authorising through the acquisition of exclusive control of CCMX by CEGID, the merger of the first two operators of the management software sector for accountants. The this Decision illustrates the option chosen by the French authorities to consider that potential competition is not an element of market delineation, but an element

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