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Sale of hearing aids: the Autorité de la concurrence clears the acquisition of Audilab by the Demant group, subject to conditions

Published on December 11, 2019

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The Autorité issued a decision regarding the planned acquisition of Audilab hearing aids distributor by the Demant group.

After an examination, the Autorité identified competition issues in the hearing aid product retail distribution market in 3 catchment areas.

The Demant group responded to these concerns by making a commitment to divest itself of some hearing centres to a competitor to maintain sufficient competition in this market.

The Autorité therefore decided to clear the transaction subject to the condition that Demant divest itself of two retail outlets.