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Document 52020M9785

Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9785 – EFL/DBK/Hama Polska) Candidate case for simplified procedure (Text with EEA relevance) 2020/C 138/03


OJ C 138, 28.4.2020, p. 3–4 (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 138/3

Prior notification of a concentration

(Case M.9785 – EFL/DBK/Hama Polska)

Candidate case for simplified procedure

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2020/C 138/03)


On 21 April 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:

Europejski Fundusz Leasingowy S.A. (‘EFL’, Poland), belonging to the Crédit Agricole Group (France),

DBK sp. z o.o. (‘DBK’, Poland),

Hama Polska sp. z o.o. (‘Hama Polska’, Poland), currently solely controlled by DBK.

EFL and DBK acquire within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) and 3(4) of the Merger Regulation joint control of Hama Polska.

The concentration is accomplished by way of purchase of shares.


The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

for EFL: provider of financial solutions, including lease, factoring, loans and long-term rental services. EFL is active only in Poland and is part of the Crédit Agricole Group. The Crédit Agricole Group has global operations in banking and financial services,

for DBK: privately-owned company supplying products and services for the transport, shipping & logistics industry, including financial support and after-sale services. The DBK Group is active primarily in Poland and, to a lesser extent, in Lithuania,

for Hama Polska: offers rental of trucks and trailers under the ‘DBK Rental’ brand in Poland.


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.9785 – EFL/DBK/Hama Polska

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.