ALERT: MERGER - CLEARANCE - SOLE CONTROLE - MARKET TEST - VERTICAL EFFECTS - HORIZONTAL EFFECTS - ECONOMIC DEPENDENCE

Clearance: The French Competition Authority clears the takeover of a provider of business information services by the subsidiary of an investment bank (Minerva Athena/Naxicap Partners)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The interesting decision http://www.autoritedelaconcurrence.... No. 16-DCC-187 of December 2, 2016 relates to the acquisition of exclusive control of Minerva Athena by Naxicap Partners, which concerns the markets for business intelligence services in France. Altares, a subsidiary of Minerva Athena, and Ellisphère, a subsidiary of BPCE, are simultaneously present on these markets. This operation takes place in a context where the legal framework applicable to public data has recently evolved towards a wider availability of such data free of charge. The first market test carried out on the occasion of this operation

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Alain Ronzano, Clearance: The French Competition Authority clears the takeover of a provider of business information services by the subsidiary of an investment bank (Minerva Athena/Naxicap Partners), 2 December 2016, Concurrences N° 2-2017, Art. N° 83987, www.concurrences.com

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