Acquisition of business: The French Competition Authority authorizes the acquisition of six companies by a group in the wine distribution sector (Patriarche, Castel Frères)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Aut. conc, 02.07.12, N° 12-DCC-92, Acquisition of six companies of the Patriarchal Group by the company Castel Frères The French Competition Authority (the "Authority") has authorized, after a "phase II" review, the acquisition and acquisition of exclusive control by the Castel Frères group (hereinafter "Castel group"), via Castel Frères SAS, of all (or almost all) of the capital of six companies in the Patriarche group. This authorisation decision regularised the situation of the Castel group, which had carried out the transaction in spring 2011 without having notified the Authority in advance. Curiously, no procedural consequences are drawn from this

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