Factbox: How Carrefour and Couche-Tard compare

Customers walk past a Carrefour Hypermarket store in Saint-Herblain near Nantes, France January 15, 2021. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

(Reuters) - French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on Friday expressed strong opposition to a proposed takeover of retailer Carrefour by Canada’s Alimentation Couche-Tard.

The Quebec-based convenience store operator on Wednesday said it had submitted a non-binding offer of 20 euros per share which valued continental Europe’s biggest retailer at 16.2 billion euros ($19.6 billion).

Here’s an outline of the two businesses:



Source: Company websites, Reuters

Compiled by Sarah Morland, Anait Miridzhanian and Tommy Lund; editing by Keith Weir and Jason Neely