Aurubis AG/Metallo Group Holding NV (M.9409)
Aurubis AG/Metallo Group Holding NV (M.9409)

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

  • Aurubis AG/Metallo Group Holding NV (M.9409)
  • Case facts
  • Timeline
  • Commentary


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Case facts

Outline European Commission merger investigation into the proposed acquisition by Aurubis AG of Metallo Group Holding NV (Case M.9409). The transaction involves horizontal overlaps in the markets for copper and copper scrap for refining.

Latest developments On 10 March 2020, the Commission extended the phase II deadline by ten working days under Article 10(3)(2).

The Commission’s phase II deadline is 7 May 2020.

Parties Aurubis AG (Aurubis): Aurubis is based in Germany. It is a worldwide provider of non-ferrous metals and the largest integrated European copper producer. Aurubis processes copper concentrates and copper scrap and produces copper cathodes and by-products of the copp