5 July 2022
BEWI’s acquisition of Jackon cleared after three phase II reviews
In June, and early July, the competition authorities in Sweden, Finland and Norway all cleared BEWI’s acquisition of the insulation and packaging company Jackon following phase II reviews. The acquisition was previously also cleared in Germany.The parties both produce and sell insulation and packaging products made of cell plastics (mainly EPS and XPS).
In Sweden, the competition authority had initial concerns about the parties’ joint position, but concluded that the merger would not restrict effective competition.In Finland, the competition authority had concerns about the overlap within thermal and frost insulation of EPS and in Norway the competition issue identified was local sales of fish boxes in the north of Norway. To alleviate any potential competition concerns, BEWI has agreed to divest two EPS factories in Finland and two fish box factories in Norway.RBB Economics, working alongside law firms Cirio, Castrén & Snellman, Thommessen, Schjødt and Pinsent Masons, assisted BEWI throughout the proceedings and pre-notification phases.