*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Aut. conc. dec. no. 11-DCC-87 of June 10, 2011 relating to the acquisition of exclusive control of Media Concorde SNC by High Tech Multicanal Group It will be recalled that on 16 December 2009, the Competition Authority had issued guidelines on merger control. One of the highlights of those guidelines was the reference to the possibility of defining both national and local markets. To illustrate its point in the guidelines, the Authority referred to the analysis it had itself proposed in its decision on the merger of the Banques Populaires and Caisses d'Épargne groups. In that case, the Authority had confirmed that the competitive analysis of the retail
CASE COMMENTS: MERGER CONTROL – DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRODOMESTIC PRODUCTS – HORIZONTAL EFFECTS – COMMITMENTS
Horizontal effects – Commitments: The French Competition Authority authorizes the acquisition of a media company by identifying a regional market that has to be analysed with national policy elements (High Tech Multicanal Group, Media Concorde)
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