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Document C2011/212/12

Prior notification of a concentration (Case COMP/M.6299 — KKR/Sorgenia/Sorgenia France) — Candidate case for simplified procedure Text with EEA relevance

OJ C 212, 19.7.2011, p. 36–36 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

19.7.2011   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 212/36


Prior notification of a concentration

(Case COMP/M.6299 — KKR/Sorgenia/Sorgenia France)

Candidate case for simplified procedure

(Text with EEA relevance)

2011/C 212/12

1.

On 11 July 2011, the Commission received a notification of a proposed concentration pursuant to Article 4 of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (1) by which investments funds affiliated with KKR & Co. L.P. (‘KKR’, USA) and Sorgenia SpA (‘Sorgenia’, Italy), which is part of the group of companies controlled by Cofide, acquire, within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Merger Regulation, indirect joint control of Sorgenia France SA (‘Sorgenia France’, France), currently solely controlled by Sorgenia, by way of purchase of shares.

2.

The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

KKR: provision of alternative asset management services and capital markets solutions,

Sorgenia: generation, wholesale and retail trading of gas and electricity essentially in Italy,

Sorgenia France: generation of electricity in France from renewable sources.

3.

On preliminary examination, the Commission finds that the notified transaction could fall within the scope of the EC 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 EC Merger Regulation (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. Observations can be sent to the Commission by fax (+32 22964301), by email to COMP-MERGER-REGISTRY@ec.europa.eu or by post, under reference number COMP/M.6299 — KKR/Sorgenia/Sorgenia France, to the following address:

European Commission

Directorate-General for Competition

Merger Registry

J-70

1049 Bruxelles/Brussel

BELGIQUE/BELGIË


(1)  OJ L 24, 29.1.2004, p. 1 (the ‘EC Merger Regulation’).

(2)  OJ C 56, 5.3.2005, p. 32 (‘Notice on a simplified procedure’).


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