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Merger of Torg ehf. and Frjáls fjölmiðlun ehf

The Icelandic Competition Authority investigated the purchase by Torg ehf. of Frjáls fjölmiðlun ehf. 

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Merger of Festi hf. and Íslensk orkumiðlun ehf.

The Competition Authority has examined the merger of Festi hf. and Íslensk orkumiðlun ehf. 

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Purchase by Orkusalan ehf. and RARIK ofh. of Rafveita Reyðarfjarðar

The Icelandic Competition Authority investigated the purchase by Orkusalan ehf. and RARIK ohf. of Rafveita Reyðarfjarðar. The relevant market is production and retail sale of electricity on one hand and distribution of electricity on the other hand.  

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The Icelandic Competition Authority investigated the purchase of Brim hf. of all the shares in Fiskvinnslan Kambur hf. and Grábrók ehf

The Icelandic Competition Authority investigated the purchase of Brim hf. of all the shares in Fiskvinnslan Kambur hf. and Grábrók ehf. All the companies operate in the field of fishing and fish processing.

The initial assessment of ICA was that prior to the notification of the merger, Útgerðarfélag Reykjavíkur and related parties had acquired control over Brim. However, the merger notification contained no discussion on the transactions leading to the acquisition of control. For those reasons, the ICA doubted whether the notification could be considered satisfactory within the meaning of Article 17 of the Competition Act and Rules no. 684/2008. Since the assessment of control in Brim was considered a prerequisite for a material decision to be taken on the merger, this aspect of the case was examined in more detail.

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