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Document 52023M11061

Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.11061 – NORDIC METAL/ALUMECO GROUP) (Text with EEA relevance) 2023/C 194/08


OJ C 194, 2.6.2023, p. 32–33 (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 194/32

Prior notification of a concentration


(Text with EEA relevance)

(2023/C 194/08)


On 22 May 2023, 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:

Nordic Metal Holdings Inc. (‘Nordic Metal’) (United States) (2),

Alumeco Holding A/S (3) (‘Alumeco’) (Denmark)

Nordic Metal will acquire within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Merger Regulation sole control of the whole of Alumeco Group.

The concentration is accomplished by way of purchase of shares.


The business activities of the undertakings concerned are the following:

Nordic Metal is active in the distribution of metals in Europe, with a focus on aluminium and stainless steel,

Alumeco is an international distributor of metals, focusing primarily on aluminium but also distributes copper alloys and stainless steel. Via its business unit Aluwind, is is also active in the design, engineering, and production of specialized aluminium substructures for the wind energy industry. Alumeco operates primarily in Europe.


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.


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:


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


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)  Nordic Metal is a newly established company directly or indirectly owned by three natural persons (‘the Investors’) who own various independent companies active in the distribution of aluminium, stainless steel, copper alloys and other metals in Europe. These are Amari Metals Europe Ltd. (‘AME’), Amari Benelux Inc. (‘ABI’), Amari Ireland Limited (‘AIL’) a single company, Amari France Holdings Inc. (‘AMF’), Amari Switzerland Holdings Inc. (‘AMS’), Sverdrup Holdings Inc. (‘Sverdrup’), Britannia Metals Holdings, Inc. (‘Britannia’), Aero Metals Alliance Inc. (‘AMA’), Henley Management Company (‘Henley’) and Deloro Group Holding Inc. (‘Deloro’).

(3)  The Alumeco Group is composed of (i) Alumeco and (ii) Aluwind.