Merger clearance decision: The French Competition Authority clears the acquisition of sole control on the electricity distribution market (Ernest / Electricité de Strasbourg)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The Competition Authority put online yesterday, 8 March 2012, eleven new merger clearance decisions. Of these, only Decision No. 12-DCC-20 of 7 February 2012 relating to the takeover of the company exclusive to Enerest by Electricité de Strasbourg will be the focus of attention, the ten other decisions, half of which are simplified decisions don't call, seemed to me to be any particular comment. It is therefore subject to a number of commitments that the competition has agreed to authorise Électricité de Strasbourg, a local company distribution subsidiary, which is 88.82% owned by EDF, and which, as such, has the monopoly for the supply of electricity at

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