M/17/015 – Avanacar (Brightstone Trading)/Citroen Dublin

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.

Notification date Decision date
Wednesday March 29, 2017 Friday, May 5, 2017
Parties Involved Business activities
Brightstone Trading Limited

Brightstone 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 Limited

I.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' only retail outlet in the State.

Target Assets

Citroen Dublin is the trading name for the Citroen car dealership and aftersales service and repair business at Airside Motor Park Swords, Co. Dublin

Economic sector Media merger
Vehicles sales and after sales service No
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Current status: Completed
Cleared (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Tommy Burke

Tel No.: 01 4025503 email: tommyburke@ccpc.ie

Media enquiries: MKC Communications: 01 7038600

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