MERGERS: AMO SR approved concentration of Astorg Partners Société Par Actions Simplifié, France and CDS Topco B.V., the Netherlands

05.08.2014
On 4 August 2014 the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic, Division of Concentrations approved a concentration grounded in acquisition of indirect exclusive control of the Astorg Partners Société Par Actions Simplifié, France over the undertaking CDS Topco B.V., the Netherlands.

Astorg Partners is an independent investment management company in four investment funds Astorg II, Astorg III, Astorg IV and Astorg V. Astorg Partners comprises 9 companies acting in various sectors.

Astorg Partners is an independent investment management company operating in four investment funds Astorg II, III Astorg, Astorg IV and V. The Astorg Partners Astorg is 9 companies operating in the following sectors

CDS Topco realises direct or indirect control over the companies belonging to Group M7. This group operates in the field of satellite services, internet service and telephonic services in Belgium, the Netherlands, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic and Slovak Republic. In the Slovak Republic the Group M7 operates in the product market of granting licences on broadcasting rights, acquisition of broadcasting rights on TV broadcasting, sales (wholesale)/acquisition of TV channels to end users (retail). In the area of providing TV services in the Czech and Slovak Republic the Group M7 operates under the trademark Skylink.

Evaluating all acquired documents and materials the Office did not identify the competition concerns resulting from the concentration and approved it.

Decision came into force on 5 August 2014.
Last update:13.08.2014