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Document C2007/169/10

Prior notification of a concentration (Case COMP/M.4709 — Apax Partners/Telenor Satellite Services) Text with EEA relevance

OJ C 169, 21.7.2007, p. 29–29 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)



Official Journal of the European Union

C 169/29

Prior notification of a concentration

(Case COMP/M.4709 — Apax Partners/Telenor Satellite Services)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2007/C 169/10)


On 13 July 2007, the Commission received a notification of a proposed concentration pursuant to Article 4 and following a referral pursuant to Article 22(3) of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (1) by which the undertaking Apax Partners S.A. (‘Apax’, France) acquires within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Council Regulation control of the whole of the undertaking Telenor Satellite Services AS (‘TSS’, Norway) by way of purchase of shares.


The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

for Apax: investment fund. Apax notably controls France Telecom Mobile Satellite Communications (‘FTMSC’, France) active in the supply of satellite telecommunication services;

for TSS: supply of satellite telecommunication services.


On preliminary examination, the Commission finds that the notified transaction could fall within the scope of Regulation (EC) No 139/2004. However, the final decision on this point is reserved.


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 ((32-2) 296 43 01 or 296 72 44) or by post, under reference number COMP/M.4709 — Apax Partners/Telenor Satellite Services, to the following address:

European Commission

Directorate-General for Competition

Merger Registry


B-1049 Bruxelles/Brussel

(1)  OJ L 24, 29.1.2004, p. 1.