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Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9605 — DAK Americas/Lotte Chemical UK) Candidate case for simplified procedure (Text with EEA relevance) 2019/C 382/09

PUB/2019/95

OJ C 382, 11.11.2019, p. 25–26 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

11.11.2019   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 382/25


Prior notification of a concentration

(Case M.9605 — DAK Americas/Lotte Chemical UK)

Candidate case for simplified procedure

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2019/C 382/09)

1.   

On 4 November 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:

DAK Americas Exterior, S.L. (‘DAK Americas’, Spain), ultimately controlled by ALFA, S.A.B. de C.V. (‘ALFA Group’, Mexico),

Lotte Chemical UK Limited (‘Lotte UK’, United Kingdom),

The ALFA Group, though its subsidiary DAK Americas, acquires within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Merger Regulation control of the whole of Lotte UK.

The concentration is accomplished by way of purchase of shares.

2.   

The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

DAK Americas is part of the ALFA Group, an industrial conglomerate headquartered in Mexico, active in a range of areas including polyester, plastics and chemicals, aluminium auto components, refrigerated foods, and IT & telecoms,

Lotte UK is active in the manufacture of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin.

3.   

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.

Pursuant to the Commission Notice on a simplified procedure for treatment of certain concentrations under the 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. The following reference should always be specified:

M.9605 — DAK Americas/Lotte Chemical UK

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

Email: COMP-MERGER-REGISTRY@ec.europa.eu

Fax +32 22964301

Postal address:

European Commission

Directorate-General for Competition

Merger Registry

1049 Bruxelles/Brussel

BELGIQUE/BELGIË


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

(2)  OJ C 366, 14.12.2013, p. 5.


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