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Document C2008/027/10

Prior notification of a concentration (Case COMP/M.4972 — Permira/Arysta) Text with EEA relevance

OJ C 27, 31.1.2008, p. 31–31 (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 27/31

Prior notification of a concentration

(Case COMP/M.4972 — Permira/Arysta)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2008/C 27/10)


On 21 January 2008, the Commission received a notification of a proposed concentration pursuant to Article 4 and following a referral pursuant to Article 4(5) of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (1) by which the undertaking IEIL Japan Co. Ltd, ultimately controlled by Permira Holdings Limited (‘Permira’, Channel Islands) acquires within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Council Regulation control of the whole of Arysta LifeScience Corporation (‘Arysta’, Japan) by way of purchase of shares.


The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

for Permira: private equity,

for Arysta: agrochemicals, animal care products and functional chemicals.


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.4972 — Permira/Arysta 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.