The European Commission has approved the acquisition of the Franco-Spanish company, Altadis, by the UK company, Imperial Tobacco. Both are active in the manufacture and sale of tobacco products worldwide. Altadis also provides logistical services in certain countries and jointly controls Aldeasa S.A. which operates retail outlets primarily in airports. The Commission concluded that divestments of one or more brands were required in the roll-your-own tobacco markets in France, Italy, Portugal and Spain, for pipe tobacco in Finland and France and for cigars in Greece. No concerns were found with regards to cigarettes, the logistical services or retail outlets.