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Document 52021M10289

Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10289 — PSP/Aviva/10 Station Road) Candidate case for simplified procedure (Text with EEA relevance) 2021/C 222/06

PUB/2021/464

OJ C 222, 11.6.2021, p. 25–26 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

11.6.2021   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 222/25


Prior notification of a concentration

(Case M.10289 — PSP/Aviva/10 Station Road)

Candidate case for simplified procedure

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2021/C 222/06)

1.   

On 4 June 2021, the Commission received notification of a proposed concentration pursuant to Article 4 of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (1).

This notification concerns the following undertakings:

Public Sector Pension Investment Board (‘PSP’, Canada);

Aviva Plc Group (‘Aviva’, United Kingdom);

10 Station Road (United Kingdom).

PSP and Aviva acquire within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Merger Regulation control of the whole of 10 Station Road.

The concentration is accomplished by way of purchase of assets.

2.   

The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

for PSP: the pension investment manager of the pension plans of the Canadian Federal Public Service, the Canadian Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Reserve Force. It manages a diversified global portfolio including stocks, bonds and other fixed-income securities as well as investments in private equity, real estate, infrastructure, natural resources and credit investments,

for Aviva: a UK incorporated listed company operating in the insurance sector. Aviva Plc is listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. Aviva’s group provides a broad range of insurance, savings and investment products across 16 countries. Aviva’s group is principally active in the UK, France and Canada but also has operations elsewhere in Europe and Asia,

For 10 Station Road: an office building situated on 10 Station Road in Cambridge, CB1, United Kingdom.

3.   

On preliminary examination, the Commission finds that the notified transaction could fall within the scope of the 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 Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (2) it should be noted that this case is a candidate for treatment under the procedure set out in the Notice.

4.   

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. The following reference should always be specified:

M.10289 — PSP/Aviva/10 Station Road

Observations can be sent to the Commission by email, by fax, or by post. Please use the contact details below:

Email: COMP-MERGER-REGISTRY@ec.europa.eu

Fax +32 22964301

Postal address:

European Commission

Directorate-General for Competition

Merger Registry

1049 Bruxelles/Brussel

BELGIQUE/BELGIË


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

(2)  OJ C 366, 14.12.2013, p. 5.


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