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Document C2014/111/10

Prior notification of a concentration (Case COMP/M.7199 — Nestlé/Galderma) Text with EEA relevance

OJ C 111, 12.4.2014, p. 16–16 (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 111/16

Prior notification of a concentration

(Case COMP/M.7199 — Nestlé/Galderma)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2014/C 111/10)


On 4 April 2014 the European Commission received a notification of a proposed concentration pursuant to Article 4 of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (1) by which the undertaking Nestlé SA (‘Nestlé’, Switzerland) acquires within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Merger Regulation control of the whole of Galderma Pharma SA (Switzerland) and Galderma International SAS (France), together referred to as ‘Galderma’, currently jointly controlled by Nestlé and L’Oréal SA, by way of purchase of shares.


The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:


for Nestlé


production, marketing and sale of a large variety of food and beverage products, including dairy products, prepared foods, sausages, dry pasta, ice cream, chocolate and tea, etc. Through its subsidiaries, Nestlé is also active in in the market for sale of cosmetic and personal care products for babies, kids and pregnant women.


for Galderma


sale of dermatological products with a limited number of personal care products.


On preliminary examination, the European 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 European Commission invites interested third parties to submit their possible observations on the proposed operation to the European Commission.

Observations must reach the European Commission not later than 10 days following the date of this publication. Observations can be sent to the European Commission by fax (+32 22964301), by e-mail to or by post, under reference number COMP/M.7199 — Nestlé/Galderma, 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 ‘Merger Regulation’).

(2)  OJ C 366, 14.12.2013, p. 5.