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Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.8966 — PGA Motors/Fiber/Bernard Participations) (Text with EEA relevance.)

OJ C 277, 7.8.2018, p. 18–19 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

7.8.2018   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 277/18


Prior notification of a concentration

(Case M.8966 — PGA Motors/Fiber/Bernard Participations)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2018/C 277/06)

1.   

On 31 July 2018, 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:

PGA Motors SAS (PGA Motors, France), belonging to the group Emil Frey,

Fiber SC (Fiber, France),

Bernard Participations (France).

PGA Motors acquires within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) and 3(4) of the Merger Regulation joint control of Bernard Participations.

The concentration is accomplished by way of purchase of shares.

2.   

The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

—   for PGA Motors: retail distribution of motor vehicles and spare parts, and associated repair and maintenance services,

—   for Fiber: family holding of controlling interest in Bernard Participations,

—   for Bernard Participations: retail distribution of motor vehicles and spare parts, and associated repair and maintenance services.

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.

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.8966 — PGA Motors/Fiber/Bernard Participations

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’).


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