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Document 52021M10489

Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10489 – BAXTER/HILL-ROM) Candidate case for simplified procedure (Text with EEA relevance) 2021/C 472/10

PUB/2021/923

OJ C 472, 23.11.2021, p. 12–13 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

23.11.2021   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 472/12


Prior notification of a concentration

(Case M.10489 – BAXTER/HILL-ROM)

Candidate case for simplified procedure

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2021/C 472/10)

1.   

On 12 November 2021, 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:

Baxter International Inc. (‘Baxter’, US);

Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (‘Hill-Rom’, US).

Baxter acquires within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Merger Regulation control of the whole of Hill-Rom.

The concentration is accomplished by way of purchase of shares.

2.   

The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

Baxter is a global heathcare company, primarily active in the development, manufacturing and marketing of products for treatment of chronic and acute medical conditions in hospitals, care centres and at home.

Hill-Rom is a global medical equipment company that develops and markets products such as hospital beds and furniture, care products such as monitors, respiratory equipment and blood pressure instruments, as well as surgical products.

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 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.10489 – Baxter / Hill-Rom

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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