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Document 52020M9973

Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9973 — SK Capital Partners/Venator Materials) Candidate case for simplified procedure (Text with EEA relevance) 2020/C 398/16

PUB/2020/909

OJ C 398, 23.11.2020, p. 19–19 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

23.11.2020   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 398/19


Prior notification of a concentration

(Case M.9973 — SK Capital Partners/Venator Materials)

Candidate case for simplified procedure

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2020/C 398/16)

1.   

On 16 November 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:

SK Capital Partners, LP (‘SKCP’, USA),

Venator Materials PLC (‘Venator’, UK).

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

The concentration is accomplished by way of purchase of shares.

2.   

The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

for SKCP: a private investment firm focused on the specialty materials, chemicals and pharmaceuticals sectors,

for Venator: a producer of titanium dioxide for use in various end applications and is also active in the production of performance additives.

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.9973 — SK Capital Partners/Venator Materials

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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