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Document 52020M9700

Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9700 — Dnata/Alpha LSG) Candidate case for simplified procedure (Text with EEA relevance) 2020/C 51/14

PUB/2020/126

OJ C 51, 14.2.2020, p. 45–45 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

14.2.2020   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 51/45


Prior notification of a concentration

(Case M.9700 — Dnata/Alpha LSG)

Candidate case for simplified procedure

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2020/C 51/14)

1.   

On 7 February 2020, the Commission received notification of a proposed concentration pursuant to Article 4 of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (1).

This notification concerns the following undertakings:

Dnata (United Arab Emirates), ultimately controlled by the Government of Dubai (United Arab Emirates),

Alpha LSG Limited (‘Alpha LSG’, United Kingdom).

Dnata acquires within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Merger Regulation control of the whole of Alpha LSG.

The concentration is accomplished by way of purchase of shares.

2.   

The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

for Dnata: provision of airline services, including in-flight catering, passenger handling, cargo handling, maintenance and other technical services for airlines in a number of countries worldwide. Dnata is controlled by the Government of Dubai, which also controls Emirates Airlines,

for Alpha LSG: in-flight catering services in the United Kingdom.

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.

Pursuant to the Commission Notice on a simplified procedure for treatment of certain concentrations under the 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.

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. The following reference should always be specified:

M.9700 — Dnata/Alpha LSG

Observations can be sent to the Commission by email, by fax, or by post. Please use the contact details below:

Email: COMP-MERGER-REGISTRY@ec.europa.eu

Fax +32 22964301

Postal 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’).

(2)  OJ C 366, 14.12.2013, p. 5.


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