Acquisition of sole control: The French Competition Authority clears an acquisition of sole control in the bottled mineral water sector (Saint Antonin/Alma)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Decision No. 12-DCC-84 of 21 June 2012 authorises the taking of of sole control of the company that produces and markets mineral water Saint Antonin by the company Alma, which produces and sells water from mainly "entry-level" under the Cristaline, Courmayeur and Thonon brands for still waters and St Yorre, Vichy Célestins, Vernière and Rozana for sparkling waters. Despite the fact that it will result in the disappearance of an independent player from the bottled water market in France, the Competition Authority

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