Mandate Vinge has advised Gränges in merger control matters in connection with the acquisition of Impexmetal (Aluminium Konin)

December 08, 2020

Vinge has advised Gränges AB (publ) in merger control matters in connection with the acquisition of Impexmetal (Aluminium Konin).

The concentration was notified to, inter alia, the European Commission. After a thorough pre-nonfiction phase and formal review, which included several market contacts, the concentration, which results in a combination of the parties’ production of flat rolled aluminium products in the EU, was unconditionally approved by the European Commission after a phase 1 review on the 23 September 2020.

The decision is available at:

Vinge’s team consisted mainly of Pär Remnelid, Johan Wahlbom and Julia Söderdahl.

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