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Document C2013/378/22

Prior notification of a concentration (Case COMP/M.7112 — Sigma Alimentos/Campofrío) — Candidate case for simplified procedure Text with EEA relevance

OJ C 378, 24.12.2013, p. 36–36 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)



Official Journal of the European Union

C 378/36

Prior notification of a concentration

(Case COMP/M.7112 — Sigma Alimentos/Campofrío)

Candidate case for simplified procedure

(Text with EEA relevance)

2013/C 378/22


On 16 December 2013 the Commission received a notification of a proposed concentration pursuant to Article 4 of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (1) by which the undertaking Sigma Alimentos, SA de C.V. (‘Sigma’, Mexico), ultimately controlled by Alfa, S.A.B. de C.V. (‘Alfa’, Mexico), acquires within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Merger Regulation sole control of the whole of the undertaking Campofrío Food Group, SA (‘Campofrío’, Spain) by way of purchase of shares.


The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

for Alfa: its subsidiary Sigma is active in production, distribution and sale of processed meat, cheese, yogurt and pre-cooked meals and beverages. In addition, Alfa is also active in natural gas and oil, petrochemicals, aluminium components and telecommunication services,

for Campofrío: manufacturing and sale of processed meat products.


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.7112 — Sigma Alimentos/Campofrío, 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’).