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Document 52022M10574

Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10574 - ADVENT / CALDIC) Candidate case for simplified procedure (Text with EEA relevance) 2022/C 66/05


OJ C 66, 8.2.2022, p. 61–62 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)



Official Journal of the European Union

C 66/61

Prior notification of a concentration

(Case M.10574 - ADVENT / CALDIC)

Candidate case for simplified procedure

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2022/C 66/05)


On 31 January 2022, 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:

Advent International Corporation and/or its affiliates (‘Advent’, USA),

Caldic Holdco B.V. (‘Caldic’, the Netherlands).

Advent will acquire within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Merger Regulation sole control of the whole of Caldic.

The concentration is accomplished by way of purchase of shares.


The business activities of the undertakings concerned:

Advent is a private equity investor based in Boston, USA, focusing on the acquisition of equity stakes and the management of investment funds in various sectors, including industrial, technology, retail, consumer and leisure, healthcare, and business and financial services,

Caldic is an international provider of value-add life sciences and specialty chemicals solutions serving customers in the life science and industrial sectors.


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.


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:


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.