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Document C2015/130/09

Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.7558 — DS Smith/Duropack) (Text with EEA relevance)

OJ C 130, 22.4.2015, p. 12–12 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

22.4.2015   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 130/12


Prior notification of a concentration

(Case M.7558 — DS Smith/Duropack)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2015/C 130/09)

1.

On 15 April 2015 the Commission received a notification of a proposed concentration pursuant to Article 4 and following a referral pursuant to Article 4(5) of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (1) by which DS Smith plc (‘DS Smith’, United Kingdom) acquires within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Merger Regulation control of the whole of Duropack GmbH (‘Duropack’, Austria) by way of purchase of shares.

2.

The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

—   for DS Smith: active in the production and supply of corrugated case material, corrugated sheet, corrugated cases and partitions in the EEA,

—   for Duropack: active in the production and supply of corrugated case material, corrugated sheet, corrugated cases and partitions in the EEA.

3.

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.

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 e-mail to COMP-MERGER-REGISTRY@ec.europa.eu or by post, under reference number M.7558 — DS Smith/Duropack, to the following address:

European Commission

Directorate-General for Competition

Merger Registry

1049 Bruxelles/Brussel

BELGIQUE/BELGIË


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


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