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Document C2011/264/13

Prior notification of a concentration (Case COMP/M.6351 — ILVA/Taranto Energia) — Candidate case for simplified procedure Text with EEA relevance

OJ C 264, 8.9.2011, p. 24–24 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)



Official Journal of the European Union

C 264/24

Prior notification of a concentration

(Case COMP/M.6351 — ILVA/Taranto Energia)

Candidate case for simplified procedure

(Text with EEA relevance)

2011/C 264/13


On 30 August 2011, the Commission received a notification of a proposed concentration pursuant to Article 4 of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (1) by which ILVA SpA (‘ILVA,’, Italy), a company controlled by Riva Fire SpA (‘Riva Fire’, Italy), acquires within the meaning of Article 3 (1)(b) of the Merger Regulation sole control over the whole of Taranto Energia Srl (‘Taranto Energia’, Italy), a vehicle company incorporated by Edison SpA (‘Edison’, Italy’), including two thermoelectric power plants (‘CET 2’ and ‘CET3’, Italy), by way of purchase of shares.


The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

for ILVA: production of steel and connected activities,

for Taranto Energia (CET2 and CET3): thermoelectric power plants for the production of electricity.


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.


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 or by post, under reference number COMP/M.6351 — ILVA/Taranto Energia, to the following address:

European Commission

Directorate-General for Competition

Merger Registry


1049 Bruxelles/Brussel


(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’).