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archived case hub reflects the position at the date of the abandonment of the transaction on 20 March 2018; it is no longer maintained.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

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

PartiesCelanese Corporation is a US-based global technology and speciality materials company headquartered in Irving, Texas.

Blackstone is a US-based private equity group.

The joint venture will comprise Celan

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