Aperam/VDM (M.8907) [Archived]
Aperam/VDM (M.8907) [Archived]

The following Competition practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Aperam/VDM (M.8907) [Archived]
  • Case facts
  • Timeline

CASE HUB

ARCHIVED–this archived case hub reflects the position at the date of the withdrawal of the notification on 21 December 2018; it is no longer maintained.

See further: timeline.

Case facts

OutlineEuropean Commission merger investigation into the proposed acquisition of VDM by Aperam (Case M.8907). The transaction involves horizontal overlaps in the production of nickel alloy products.

Latest developmentsOn 21 December 2018, Aperam announced that it had terminated the SPA with Lindsay Goldberg to acquire VDM and abandoned the transaction in view of the Commission’s objections to the transaction. The notification to the Commission was withdrawn on the same day.

PartiesAperam (Luxembourg) is a manufacturer of stainless, electrical and speci

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