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Document C2005/161/03

Prior notification of a concentration (Case COMP/M.3841 — Valoriza Gestion/Aguas de Las Palmas) — Candidate case for simplified procedure Text with EEA relevance

OJ C 161, 1.7.2005, p. 3–3 (ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, NL, PL, PT, SK, SL, FI, SV)



Official Journal of the European Union

C 161/3

Prior notification of a concentration

(Case COMP/M.3841 — Valoriza Gestion/Aguas de Las Palmas)

Candidate case for simplified procedure

(2005/C 161/03)

(Text with EEA relevance)


On 24 June 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 undertakings Valoriza Gestión, S.A.U. (‘Valoriza’, Spain) belonging to the group Sacyr Vallehermoso and Saur S.A. (‘Saur’, France) belonging to the group PAI Partners acquire within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Council Regulation joint control of Empresa Mixta de Aguas de Las Palmas, S.A. (‘Emalsa’, Spain), currently jointly controlled by Saur and by Endesa Participadas S.A. via Nueva Nuinsa S.L. (‘Nueva Nuinsa’, Spain). Valoriza will acquire joint control over Emalsa by way of purchase of shares in Nueva Nuinsa.


The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

Valoriza: water services management, waste management, development of alternative energies, real estate maintenance;

Emalsa: management of water services on behalf of the municipalities of Las Palmas de Gran Canarias and Santa Brígida, and at Puerto de la Luz y de las Palmas;

Saur: water services and waste management;

Nueva Nuinsa: holding company.


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.


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.3841 — Valoriza Gestion/Aguas de Las Palmas, to the following address:

European Commission

Directorate-General for Competition

Merger Registry


B-1049 Brussels

(1)  OJ L 24, 29.1.2004, p. 1.

(2)  OJ C 56, 5.3.2005, p. 32.