Celanese/Blackstone/JV (M.8547) [Archived]
Celanese/Blackstone/JV (M.8547) [Archived]

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ARCHIVED–this archived case hub reflects the position at the date of the abandonment of the transaction on 20 March 2018; it is no longer maintained.

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Case facts

ARCHIVE 20/03/2018

Outline European Commission merger investigation into the proposed joint venture between Celanese and Blackstone in relation to acetate flake and acetate tow (Case M.8547). The transaction involves horizontal overlaps in market for acetate tow.

Latest developments On 20 March 2018, the Commission ended its investigation after the parties withdrew the notification as a result of their decision to abandon the transaction.