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Document 52020M9755

Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9755 — MAIF 2/PSP/AirTrunk) Candidate case for simplified procedure (Text with EEA relevance) 2020/C 83/12


OJ C 83, 13.3.2020, p. 69–70 (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 83/69

Prior notification of a concentration

(Case M.9755 — MAIF 2/PSP/AirTrunk)

Candidate case for simplified procedure

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2020/C 83/12)


On 5 March 2020, 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:

Macquarie Asia Infrastructure Investments 2 Pte Ltd (‘MAIF2’, Singapore) controlled by the Macquarie Group Limited (‘Macquarie Group’, Australia),

Public Sector Pension Investment Board (‘PSP’, Canada)

AirTrunk Cayman Holding Trust (‘AirTrunk’, Cayman Islands)

MAIF2 and PSP acquire within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Merger Regulation joint control of the whole of AirTrunk.

The concentration is accomplished by way of purchase of shares.


The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

for MAIF2: investments in infrastructure and infrastructure related business in Asia. It belongs to the Macquarie Group, a global provider of banking, financial, investment and funds management services,

for PSP: pension investment manager of various Canadian pension plans managing a diversified global portfolio including stocks, bonds and other fixed-income securities and investments in private equity, real estate, infrastructure, natural resources and credit investments,

for AirTrunk: data centre specialist creating a platform for cloud, content and large enterprise customers across the Asia-Pacific region. It currently operates two data centre campuses in Australia, Sydney and Melbourne and developing a further two data centre campuses in Singapore and Hong Kong.


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.


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.9755 — MAIF 2/PSP/AirTrunk

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’).

(2)  OJ C 366, 14.12.2013, p. 5.