CASE COMMENTS: MERGERS – FRANCE – PHASE I

Conditional clearance: The French Competition Authority cleares a merger in the manufacturing and purchasing of hearing aid products sector subject to commitments (Audika / William Demant)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. By a decision of 18 September 2015, the French Competition Authority authorised the acquisition of sole control subject to commitments from the Audika Group by the William Demant Group. William Demant is one of the leading manufacturers of hearing aid products in Europe. The group manufactures hearing aid devices, listening accessories for the hearing impaired, hearing implants (bone anchored hearing systems and cochlear implants), diagnostic instruments for specialists and personal communication devices. In France, its subsidiary Prodition is responsible for the wholesale marketing of its products and its companies Audilab and Auditis carry out retail

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  • Herbert Smith Freehills (Paris)

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Sergio Sorinas, Conditional clearance: The French Competition Authority cleares a merger in the manufacturing and purchasing of hearing aid products sector subject to commitments (Audika / William Demant), 18 September 2015, Concurrences Nº 3-2016, Art. N° 80851, pp. 119-120

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