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Document C2010/278/14

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Prior notification of a concentration (Case COMP/M.5879 — Alstom/RZD/Cypriot Companies/TMH) — Candidate case for simplified procedure Text with EEA relevance

OJ C 278, 15.10.2010, p. 23–23 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)
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Official Journal of the European Union

C 278/23

Prior notification of a concentration

(Case COMP/M.5879 — Alstom/RZD/Cypriot Companies/TMH)

Candidate case for simplified procedure

(Text with EEA relevance)

2010/C 278/14


On 1 October 2010, the Commission received a notification of a proposed concentration pursuant to Article 4 and following a referral pursuant to Article 4(5) of Council Regulation No 139/2004 (1) by which Alstom Holdings (‘Alstom’, France) and Russian Railways (‘RZD’, Russia) and Ammonis Trading Limited, Latorio Holdings Limited and Mafrido Trading Limited (together ‘the Cypriot Companies’, Cyprus) acquire within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Merger Regulation joint control of CJSC Transmashholding (‘TMH’, Russia) by way of purchase of shares.


The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

for Alstom: group of companies active world-wide mainly in the manufacture of equipment and the provision of services for power generation, power transmission, and rail transport,

for RZD: state-owned railway company and rail operator in Russia and in certain CIS states,

for the Cypriot Companies: financial investment companies whose activities are limited to indirectly holding shares of TMH,

for TMH: manufacture of locomotives and rail equipment active mainly in Russia and some EEA states.


On preliminary examination, the Commission finds that the notified transaction could fall within the scope of the EC Merger Regulation. However, the final decision on this point is reserved. Pursuant to the Commission Notice on a simplified procedure for treatment of certain concentrations under the EC Merger Regulation (2) it should be noted that this case is a candidate for treatment under the procedure set out in the Notice.


The Commission invites interested third parties to submit their possible observations on the proposed operation to the Commission.

Observations must reach the Commission not later than 10 days following the date of this publication. Observations can be sent to the Commission by fax (+32 22964301), by email to or by post, under reference number COMP/M.5879 — Alstom/RZD/Cypriot Companies/TMH, to the following address:

European Commission

Directorate-General for Competition

Merger Registry


1049 Bruxelles/Brussel


(1)  OJ L 24, 29.1.2004, p. 1 (the ‘EC Merger Regulation’).

(2)  OJ C 56, 5.3.2005, p. 32 (‘Notice on a simplified procedure’).