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The competition and consumer agency to find out whether Bees and rowan castle, combining the promise – in General, competition in the industry decreases, when competitors disappear from the market

can you Get Bees for permission to buy rival rowan castle? This question comes shortly to the Competition and consumer authority (FCCA) consider to be, for the acquisitions needed permission from the authorities.

the FCCA will make a statement on the merger potential effect on competition in the sector as well as the consequences for consumers. Bee and rowan castle themselves have already signed the merger agreement.

– Primarily a statement concerning whether the concentration of price increases in a sector and lead to the trade customer in terms of service quality or innovation, deterioration, told the FCCA's competition affairs unit director Sanna Syrjälä .

Not long ago, when the second sector so I left the corporate store was the Competition and consumer authority to settle. Health house's intention was to buy Attendo and the FCCA to give trade for its approval.

health house is currently the biggest player in the health sector. The other two giants have been Bees and rowan castle. If they combine, confirmed for the two remaining to leave the contribution in the field. Syrjälä won't speculate on what impact the store would follow the two leave the competition.

– Usually is so that competition in the industry decreases, when competitors disappear from the market. But, of course, all these things will be cleared during the process, Syrjälä said.

Next in the decision, until "business as usual"

the Decision to go for the next year, as the statement does not Syrjälän, not a few working day get.

It is not any "couple of paper through the process". Sort out is certainly thousands of documents, a detailed explanation of the companies ' business, markets, competitors and so on. These are always massive exercises.

in Your statement Bee writes (you move to another service), that the tender offer is expected to occur in 2020 of the second or at the latest during the third quarter"

If approval is not a Competition and consumer agency will, advancing the issue to the market court.

We don't have powers to ban the trade, but we can present the prohibition to the market court. In court it will be resolved.

the Industry's big players offer services in several municipalities in the public sector. The FCCA to take Syrjälän according to the survey report also consider trading the potential impact to the municipalities. However, he did not speculate on what was going to happen.

Until clearance company trade show, as well as rowan castle that bees are likely to continue on the same model as so far.

– the transaction must not be put into effect before the authority of the permit, i.e. there will be continued "business as usual", will compete in the market until then, as before trying to trade. Only government permission can then be used to start a transaction implementation.

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