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Document 52019M9483

Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9483 — Engie/Powerlines) (Text with EEA relevance.)

OJ C 285, 23.8.2019, p. 3–3 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)



Official Journal of the European Union

C 285/3

Prior notification of a concentration

(Case M.9483 — Engie/Powerlines)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2019/C 285/04)


On 16 August 2019, 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:

Engie S.A. (France, ‘Engie’),

Powerlines Group (Austria, ‘Powerlines’)

Engie acquires within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Merger Regulation sole control of the whole of Powerlines.

The concentration is accomplished by way of purchase of shares.


The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

Engie is an industrial company active in the fields of gas, electricity and energy services. It is active throughout the entire energy-value chain,

Powerlines is active in rail electrification and overhead line solutions mainly in the United Kingdom, Germany and Austria and is active in energy transmission and distribution lines installation in Germany and Austria.


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.


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.9483 — Engie/Powerlines

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


Fax +32 22964301

Postal address:

European Commission

Directorate-General for Competition

Merger Registry

1049 Bruxelles/Brussel


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