Tata Steel/ThyssenKrupp (M.8713) [Archived]
Tata Steel/ThyssenKrupp (M.8713) [Archived]

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  • Tata Steel/ThyssenKrupp (M.8713) [Archived]
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NOTE—appeal lodged before the General Court in Case T- 584/19

ARCHIVED—this archived case hub reflects the position at the date of the decision of 11/06/2019; it is no longer maintained.

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Case facts

Outline European Commission merger investigation into the proposed joint venture between Tata Steel and ThyssenKrupp (Case M.8713). The proposed transaction involves horizontal overlaps in several markets for flat steel products.

Latest developments On 11 June 2019, the Commission prohibited the proposed transaction.

The Commission concluded that the proposed transaction would have reduced competition and increased prices for different types of steel. The proposed commitments offered by the parties did not adequately address the Commission’s concerns.

Parties Tata Steel Limited is an Indian headquartered multinational steel making business. It is a subsidiary of the Tata Group. In Europe, Tata Steel is the second largest producer of steel, carrying out steelmaking in the Netherlands and the UK and with manufacturing plants across Europe.

ThyssenKrupp AG is a German headquartered multinational conglomerate with focus on industrial engineering and steel production. Its main steel production hubs are located in Germany.