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Document C2005/126/04

Prior notification of a concentration (Case COMP/M.3797 — CGE/AMGA/SMAT/SAP) — Candidate case for simplified procedure Text with EEA relevance

OJ C 126, 25.5.2005, p. 9–9 (ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, NL, PL, PT, SK, SL, FI, SV)

25.5.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 126/9


Prior notification of a concentration

(Case COMP/M.3797 — CGE/AMGA/SMAT/SAP)

Candidate case for simplified procedure

(2005/C 126/04)

(Text with EEA relevance)

1.

On 17 May 2005, the Commission received a notification of a proposed concentration pursuant to Article 4 of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (1) by which the undertaking Compagnie Générale des Eaux (‘CGE’, France) belonging to the group Veolia Environment (‘VE’, France) acquires within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Council Regulation joint control of the undertaking Societa' Azionaria per la Condotta di Acque potabili S.p.A (SAP, Italy), presently jointly controlled by Azienda Mediterranea Gas e Acqua S.p.A (‘AMGA’, Italy) and Societa' Metropolitana Acque Torino S.p.A. (‘SMAT’, Italy), by way of public bid announced on 4 May 2005.

2.

The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

for AMGA: provision of water-related services constituting the so-called ‘water integrated cycle’, electricity production and sale, management of gas distribution network and telecomminucations. AMGA is active only in Italy;

for SMAT: provision of water-related services constituting the so-called ‘water integrated cycle’ in Italy;

for CGE: active in the water sector; energy services; waste management, processing and recycling; passengers transport services;

for SAP: provision of water-related services constituting the so called ‘water integrated cycle’ in Italy.

3.

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. Pursuant to the Commission Notice on a simplified procedure for treatment of certain concentrations under 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. Observations can be sent to the Commission by fax (No (32-2) 296 43 01 or 296 72 44) or by post, under reference number COMP/M. 3797 — CGE/AMGA/SMAT/SAP to the following address:

European Commission

Directorate-General for Competition,

Merger Registry

J-70

B-1049 Brussels


(1)  OJ L 24, 29.1.2004, p. 1.

(2)  OJ C 56, 5.3.2005, p. 32.


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