ALERT: MERGER - CLEARANCE - JOINT CONTROL - RELEVANT MARKET - VERTICAL EFFECTS - HORIZONTAL EFFECTS - CONGLOMERATE EFFECTS

Clearance: The French Competition Authority clears the acquisition of joint control of a smoked trout producer by a leading food products group and an agricultural cooperative (Groupe Aqualande/Labeyrie Fine Foods/Les Aquaculteurs Landais)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Decision No. 16-DCC-55 of 22 April 2016 relates to the joint takeover of Groupe Aqualande by Labeyrie Fine Foods and the agricultural cooperative Les Aquaculteurs Landais. Labeyrie's entry into the capital of Groupe Aqualande results in the joint takeover of the leader in the trout sector in France by number 2 on the market for the sale of smoked trout under national brand name. This assessment results from the Authority's delineation of the relevant market. Where the notifying parties argued that, from the point of view of demand mainly from processors and supermarkets, there was no need to distinguish between sea trout and freshwater trout as there

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Alain Ronzano, Clearance: The French Competition Authority clears the acquisition of joint control of a smoked trout producer by a leading food products group and an agricultural cooperative (Groupe Aqualande/Labeyrie Fine Foods/Les Aquaculteurs Landais), 15 April 2016, Concurrences Nº 3-2016, Art. N° 80959, www.concurrences.com

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