The Romanian NCA initiated a Phase II investigation into the acquisition by Wienerberger Bricks Systems Ltd of Brikston Construction Solutions SA, in order to assess the transaction's effects on the relevant market for the production and marketing of bricks and ceramic blocks in Romania.

Wienerberger Bricks Systems SRL, a company of the Wienerberger Group, is active in Romania mainly in the production and marketing of bricks and ceramic blocks, operating four brick and ceramic blocks production units in Romania. It is also active in the field of tile and ceramic accessories for roofing, concrete paving, plastic and ceramic pipes. Brikston Construction Solutions SA is mainly active in the production and marketing of bricks and ceramic blocks.

Following the assessment in Phase I, the NCA concluded that the transaction would likely  significantly impede effective competition by creating a dominant position on the market for the production and marketing of bricks and ceramic blocks in Romania. The Parties offered certain commitments in Phase I, but these were found not sufficient to eliminate the competition concerns.

Following the instigation of Phase II, the Parties abandoned the transaction.