Transaction details

The proposed acquisition by Brightstone Trading Limited through its wholly owned subsidiary Avanacar Limited, of sole control of certain assets of I.M. European Motors Limited, constituting a Citroen car dealership and aftersales service and repair business at Airside Motor Park Swords, Co. Dublin has been cleared by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

Economic sectorMedia merger
Vehicles sales and after sales serviceNo

Notification date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Parties InvolvedBusiness activities
Brightstone Trading LimitedBrightstone Trading Limited is a parent holding company of a number of subsidiaries who are active in the motor trade (operate dealerships including Ford and Seat), property development and fleet services.
I.M. European Motors LimitedI.M. European Motors Limited is part of the IM group and is the nationwide distributor of Citroen passenger vehicles in the State. The Target Assets are the IM Groups's only retail outlet in the State.
Target AssetsCitroen Dublin is the trading name for the Citroen car dealership and aftersales service and repair business at Airside Motor Park Swords, Co. Dublin
Case Officer AssignedContact Details
Tommy BurkeTel No.: 01 4025503 email: tommyburke@ccpc.ie
Media Enquiries MKC Communications: 01 7038600

The deadline for any third parties who wish to make submissions regarding the competition aspects of this merger is:

Phase 1
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Current status Completed Cleared (Phase 1)

Decision date: Friday, May 5, 2017