14 December 2023

Remondis’ acquisition of Delete Group cleared after Phase II investigation

On 1 November 2023, the Swedish Competition Authority (SCA), unconditionally cleared REMONDIS Maintenance & Services’s acquisition of Delete Group Oyj.

Following a Phase II investigation, the Swedish Competition Authority found that the merger was likely to restrict the competition for industrial sanitation services in local markets in the north of Sweden and intended to prohibit the transaction. But, following the parties’ response to a Statement of Objections and a hearing with SCA officials, the authority decided to unconditionally clear the transaction. 

The RBB team, led by Petter Berg and supported by Jimmy Gårdebrink , worked alongside Mannheimer Swartling and Vinge, advised Remondis during the Phase II review period.

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