Uvesco Group has notified the National Markets and Competition Commission (CNMC) of the purchase of 31 Super Hiber establishments in the Community of Madrid, as recorded in the records of the body chaired by Cani Fernández.

With the notification of the operation (which occurred on March 26), the first phase of its study begins, in which the CNMC has one month to make a ruling. If a more in-depth analysis is required, the purchase would move to the second phase, the duration of which could range between three and four months.

Uvesco Group, which operates under the BM Supermercados banner, reached an agreement to acquire the Super Hiber distribution group. The operation includes 31 supermarkets, plus an ongoing project, located in the Community of Madrid and a team of approximately 800 people, who join the group.

With this operation, BM will now have 79 supermarkets in the central area, where it has been located since 2017 after the acquisition of the Gigante chain, and where it also has a logistics platform, located in Arroyomolinos.

The 31 Hiber supermarkets cover an area of ​​approximately 31,000 square meters and are located in locations such as Madrid, Majadahonda, Leganés, Parla, Rivas-Vaciamadrid, Barajas, Cobeña, Tres Cantos, El Molar and Alcalá de Henares and, after this acquisition, BM It will now have 66,000 square meters in Madrid.

In this way, Hiber will contribute sales of approximately 110 million euros, which, added to those that BM already has in the central area, will reach 300 million in Madrid. Hiber workers will join the current Uvesco team in the Community of Madrid, which will allow us to exceed 1,800 professionals carrying out their activity in this area.