Competition Tribunal confirms mergers: Naledi vs DCD and Cell C vs Glocell Service Provider

7 Jun 2018

PBM

The Competition Commission has in its latest round of hearings confirmed the mergers without condition between Naledi Forging and DCD Ringrollers and Cell C’s acquisition of the assets of Glocell Service Provider (GSP).

Naledi, jointly controlled by Naledi Inhlanganiso and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), imports and supplies the SA market with forged wheels and related products.  These products, complete steel wheel that does not use tyres, are used in freight and heavy haul applications.

DCD RR is a division of DCD Group and is active in the manufacture and fitment of solid metal tyres for trains. These tyres are fitting into metal disks to form an alternative type of complete wheel used on trains, these are largely light rail applications.

On the Cell C deal, the tribunal said the mobile service provider has been given unconditional approval to acquire the assets of Glocell Service Provider (GSP) relating to the Cell C post-paid subscriber base. It will not acquire the business of GSP.
GSP is an independent service provider providing post-paid as well as prepaid services including prepaid airtime, electricity and handsets. In terms of the merger Cell C will acquire assets of GSP relating to the Cell C post-paid subscriber base.

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