CASE COMMENT : MERGER - PHASE I - REMEDIES

Clearance with remedies: The Minister of Economy clears in phase I a merger with remedies in the pay-TV sector (SFR/Neuf Cegetel)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. – Min. Eco, April 15, 2008, SFR/Neuf Cegetel, aff. C2007-181, BOCCRF n° 4 bis May 7, 2008 The Minister authorized, subject to undertakings, the acquisition of sole control of Neuf Cegetel by SFR. SFR, a company jointly controlled by the Vivendi (56%) and Vodafone (44%) groups, is mainly active in the mobile telephony sector in France. Since 2007, SFR has also been active in the Internet, pay-TV and fixed-line telephony sectors, notably through the acquisition of a controlling interest in Télé2 France in July 2007 (COMP, M.4504, CE, July 18, 2007, SFR/Télé2, v. Concurrencesn° 1-2008 p. 143 et seq.). The Vivendi group is mainly active in the distribution of

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Jérôme Philippe, Clearance with remedies: The Minister of Economy clears in phase I a merger with remedies in the pay-TV sector (SFR/Neuf Cegetel), 15 April 2008, Concurrences N° 3-2008, Art. N° 20214, pp. 115-118

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