The French Competition Authority approves the acquisition of Monoprix by Casino

On 10 July 2013, the French Competition Authority authorized Groupe Casino to take exclusive control of Groupe Monoprix, conditional on the divestiture of 58 stores. 

In the course of the proceedings before the Authority, MAPP submitted several economic studies on behalf of Casino. In particular, we conducted an econometric analysis of demand, which allowed us to estimate diversion ratios and to assess the scope for non-coordinated effects. 

The authorization decision includes a detailed discussion of the economic arguments raised by Casino. It can be found at the following address:

http://www.autoritedelaconcurrence.fr/pdf/avis/13DCC90decision_version_publication.pdf