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Document 52018M9111

Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9111 — Bregal Unternehmerkapital/trendtours Touristik) — Candidate case for simplified procedure (Text with EEA relevance.)

OJ C 325, 14.9.2018, p. 18–18 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

14.9.2018   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 325/18


Prior notification of a concentration

(Case M.9111 — Bregal Unternehmerkapital/trendtours Touristik)

Candidate case for simplified procedure

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2018/C 325/10)

1.   

On 7 September 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:

Bregal Unternehmerkapital II LP, (‘Bregal Unternehmerkapital’, Germany),

trendtours Touristik GmbH and its sister company Bus und Service, Organisations- und Werbegesellschaft mbH (together ‘trendtours Touristik’, Germany).

Bregal Unternehmerkapital acquires within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Merger Regulation sole control of trendtours Touristik by the way of purchasing all shares of its holding company Dating, Datenerfassung und -verarbeitung, Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung (Germany).

2.   

The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

—   for Bregal Unternehmerkapital: is an investment fund, ultimately controlled by COFRA Holding AG, Zug, Switzerland.

—   for trendtours Touristik: provides tour operator 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.

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.9111 — Bregal Unternehmerkapital/trendtours Touristik

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

E-mail: 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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