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Document 52022M10491

Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10491 – Allianz/Intelsat) Candidate case for simplified procedure (Text with EEA relevance) 2022/C 8/04


OJ C 8, 7.1.2022, p. 5–6 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)



Official Journal of the European Union

C 8/5

Prior notification of a concentration

(Case M.10491 – Allianz/Intelsat)

Candidate case for simplified procedure

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2022/C 8/04)


On 21 December 2021, the Commission received notification of a proposed concentration pursuant to Article 4 and following a referral pursuant to Article 4(5) of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (1).

This notification concerns the following undertakings:

Allianz SE (‘Allianz’, GERMANY),

Intelsat Holdings S.A. (‘Intelsat’, USA)

Allianz acquires within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Merger Regulation sole control of the whole of Intelsat

The concentration is accomplished by way of purchase of shares.


The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

for Allianz: Allianz is the ultimate parent of the Allianz group, a global financial services company active predominantly in relation to life and non-life insurance and asset management,

for Intelsat: operation of satellite networks, ground networks and connectivity infrastructure and provision of diversified communications services to customers such as telecommunications operators, media companies, and internet service providers. Intelsat uses its satellites as relay stations in space for the transmission of voice, video, and data communications.


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.


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.10491 — Allianz/Intelsat

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


Fax +32 22964301

Postal address:

European Commission

Directorate-General for Competition

Merger Registry

1049 Bruxelles/Brussel


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

(2)  OJ C 366, 14.12.2013, p. 5.