Cemex/Holcim assets (M.7054) [Archived]
Cemex/Holcim assets (M.7054) [Archived]

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  • Cemex/Holcim assets (M.7054) [Archived]
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CASE HUB

ARCHIVED–this archived case hub reflects the position at the date of the decision of 9 September 2014; it is no longer maintained.

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Case facts

Outline European Commission phase II merger investigation into the planned acquisition by Cemex of certain assets of Holcim in Spain (Case M.7054).
The investigation was launched following an Article 22 request by Spain. The transaction involves the two of the leading suppliers of cement in Spain.

Latest developments The Commission unconditionally cleared the transaction on 9 September 2014.

The Commission referred the merger for a phase II investigation on 23 April 2014 and the phase II deadline was extended by five working days under Article 10(3)(2) on 28 July 2014.
• Commitments were submitted in phase I on 28 March 2014.

The case didn't meet the EUMR thresholds and was therefore notified to national competition authorities in Spain and the Czech Republic—Spain then requested that the case be transferred to the Commission under Article 22 of the EUMR, although the Czech Republic did not join the request. The Commission accepted Spain's request on 18 October 2013 and the parties formally notified the Commission in