Mergers: Commission Clears Acquisition of B/E Aerospace by Rockwell Collins
(Source: European Commission; issued April 12, 2017)
BRUSSELS --- The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of B/E Aerospace by Rockwell Collins, both of the US.

B/E Aerospace is a supplier of aircraft cabin interior products such as cabin seats, lighting and oxygen systems, and food and beverage preparation and storage equipment.

Rockwell Collins is a provider of avionics and cabin electronics products and solutions for commercial and government application aircrafts.

The Commission concluded that the proposed acquisition would not raise competition concerns, because there are no overlaps or vertical links between the products of B/E Aerospace and Rockwell Collins.

The Commission further concluded that the combination of the two companies' products would not lead to shutting out competitors from the market, as other suppliers of aviation and cabin interior products already have the possibility to offer a similar combination of products or could partner-up to compete against the merged entity for commercial opportunities.

The transaction was examined under the normal merger review procedure. More information is available on the Commission's competition website, in the public case register under the case number M.8305.

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