ALERT: MERGER - CLEARANCE - HORIZONTAL EFFECTS - COMMITMENTS - MARKET SHARE - DISTRIBUTION - MARKET TEST

Clearance: The French Competition Authority clears the takeover of a French group specialising in professional cleaning and hygiene products by an American competitor (Anios/Ecolab)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Decision no. 17-DCC-12 of January 31, 2017 authorizes the acquisition of exclusive control of the Anios Group by the Ecolab Group, an American group, world leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services. However, the authorisation, which is admittedly granted in phase 1, is only granted subject to compliance withcommitments.. Although the parties' activities overlap in the production and marketing of hygiene and cleaning products for professionals, in particular detergents and disinfectants, which they sell mainly under their own brands, the Authority has identified risks of harm to competition on the market for the distribution

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Alain Ronzano, Clearance: The French Competition Authority clears the takeover of a French group specialising in professional cleaning and hygiene products by an American competitor (Anios/Ecolab), 31 January 2017, Concurrences N° 2-2017, Art. N° 83979, www.concurrences.com

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