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Cleanaway Waste Management Ltd Investor Relations || French giant Veolia warns Cleanaway of ‘legal black hole’;

 French waste management group Veleya has made it clear to the ASX-listed waste giant that if it pursues the purchase of more than $ 2 billion of Suez's Australian assets, it will lead to a legal "black hole", as Suez's Any sale of local operations will be in violation of French takeover laws.


Veolia and Suez are both listed on the stock exchange in France and have been involved in a bitter global takeover feud that began last October when Veolia acquired a 29.9 percent stake in Suez.

Cleanaway Waste Management Ltd Investor Relations || French giant Veolia warns Cleanaway of ‘legal black hole’;
Cleanaway Waste Management Ltd Investor Relations


Last week's revelations revealed that Svegg was involved in a discussion with Suez Australia about the potential business of Australia, which has 2100 employees, who are angry with Volya in France.


Veolia's chief operating officer Estelle Brachialoff told The Australian Financial Review from Paris that the company had already sent a letter to Clineway in Australia detailing the legal situation and potential difficulties if the company would take the remaining Suez to Australia If she tried to distance herself from it, Suez could find herself in global operations.


"We will use our legal rights," she said.

Veolia Australia chief executive Richard Kirkman said investors in Cleanaway also needed to be aware of the situation, and the case was played out in courts as to the potential for a "legal black hole" that sparked a long and drawn-out legal battle. Might be possible.


Cleanaways' letter made the situation clear about possible violations of the French takeover law, with Violia clearly conveying to Suez that Australian property was an important development platform.


"We want them to know that there are risks here," Mr. Kirkman said.


Ms Brachlianoff also pointed out that as the market leader in Australia's waste management industry, Cleanaway will likely get into hot water with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission by trying to combine two businesses.


"Cleaning in Australia is already super powerful," she said.


Vollesia in Australasia has approximately 4000 employees, 60,000 customers in waste management and operates about 200 sites. There are 2000 trucks on the road.


Threat of full public review

The ACCC said on 4 March that it would begin a full public review if a deal was reached between CleanAve and Suez Australia. "If a transaction occurs, the ACCC will conduct a public review to assess the impact on competition," the regulator said in a statement.


The ACCC was already heavily scrutinizing the industry due to a possible localized fallout from a possible global mega-merger between Suez and Wolia.


The ACCC had earlier this year made a review bid for a global implication of a global $ US14 billion ($ 18.1 billion) by Vivo to rival Suez, which was first proposed last year, when French Energy to Suez Violia took part with a 29.9 percent stake. Group angie.


CCZ equity analyst Raju Ahmed said on 4 March that the national market share for a combined cleanup and Suez Australia's footprint would be more than 50 per cent, which would cause competition concerns. But a national market share approach to assessing competition issues can be misleading because "the Australian market competes at a more local level".


Cleanaway notified Suez of its interest in Australian business months ago and has since developed into a serious conversation.


Net shares closed at $ 2.33 on Monday, remaining unchanged for the day. It has a stock market capitalization of $ 4.8 billion.


Ms Brachelioff said Veolia had a tender offer for the Suez shares, which was still subject to review by the French Securities Markets Authority. Any sale of assets during the buyout offer period may be a violation of acquisition laws in France.


He said that Swolia was very transparent all the way through its dealings with Suez around the world and it was clear that it viewed Suez's Australian business as a strategic asset.


'Super surprised'

Vilia was blinded by a conversation between Cleanaways and Swayze Australia.


"If I'm honest, we were very surprised."


Wolia said that any attempt to sell Suez Australia before any shareholder vote would potentially violate the law.


Ms Bralianoff said that Volia would first use the French legal system, and was still closely examining its legal path in Australia.


"We are still exploring the Australian legal element," she said.


Australia's largest waste collector Cleanaway Waste Management wants to buy one of its local rivals.

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On March 5, Vikas Bansal, the controversial cleanwave chief executive, had his last day at the waste management group, although he may still be asked to provide strategic advice by June as part of the board's exit arrangement.


Swayze Australia's proposed buyout was the last major strategic move by Mr Bansal, left after a "mutually agreed" decision with the Cleanview Board on 21 January, led him to a "culture of bullying and harassment" After a flood of accusations.


He was at the helm since 2015 and delivered strong investment returns.


The waste management industry in Australia is already preparing for another potential shake-up, with Bingo Industries having a buyout offer of $ 2.6 billion by a consortium led by private equity players CPE Capital and Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Has been done which will be public in mid-January.

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