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Document C2012/175/11

Prior notification of a concentration (Case COMP/M.6561 — Cytec Industries/Umeco) Text with EEA relevance

OJ C 175, 19.6.2012, p. 32–32 (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 175/32

Prior notification of a concentration

(Case COMP/M.6561 — Cytec Industries/Umeco)

(Text with EEA relevance)

2012/C 175/11


On 11 June 2012, the Commission received a notification of a proposed concentration pursuant to Article 4 and following a referral request pursuant to Article 4(5) of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (1) by which the undertaking Cytec Industries Inc., (‘Cytec’, United States) acquires within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Merger Regulation control of the whole of the undertaking Umeco plc (‘Umeco’, United Kingdom) by way of public bid announced on 12 April 2012.


The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

for Cytec: the manufacture and supply of specialty chemicals and materials, including advanced composite materials, for a diverse range of industries,

for Umeco: the manufacture and supply of advanced composite materials and process materials, primarily to the aerospace and defence, industrial, automotive and recreational industries.


On preliminary examination, the Commission finds that the notified transaction could fall within the scope the EC 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. Observations can be sent to the Commission by fax (+32 22964301), by e-mail to or by post, under reference number COMP/M.6561 — Cytec Industries/Umeco, to the following address:

European Commission

Directorate-General for Competition

Merger Registry


1049 Bruxelles/Brussel


(1)  OJ L 24, 29.1.2004, p. 1 (the ‘EC Merger Regulation’).