Official Journal of the European Union

C 283/5

Prior notification of a concentration

(Case M.9931 – Stirling Square Capital Partners/TA Associates/DOCU Nordic Group)

Candidate case for simplified procedure

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2020/C 283/05)


On 20 August 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:

SSCP Fourth Fund (Jersey), managed by Stirling Square Capital Partners Jersey AIFM Limited (‘SSCP’, Jersey),

TA Associates Management L.P. (‘TA Associates’, US),

SSCP BYGG TopCo AB (‘DOCU Nordic Group’, Sweden), solely controlled by SSCP.

SSCP Fourth Fund and TA Associates acquire within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) and 3(4) of the Merger Regulation joint control of the whole of DOCU Nordic Group.

The concentration is accomplished by way of purchase of shares.


The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

SSCP Fourth Fund: investment fund that seeks to make, hold, monitor and realise controlling investments via management buy-outs, management buy-ins, growth capital and other private equity transactions throughout Europe,

TA Associates: private equity firm focused on targeted sectors within five industries – technology, healthcare, financial service, consumer and business services,

DOCU Nordic Group: provider of market data and market intelligence services to companies in the Nordic construction industry as well as the Nordic property and healthcare sectors.


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.


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.9931 – Stirling Square Capital Partners/TA Associates/DOCU Nordic Group

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


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

(2)  OJ C 366, 14.12.2013, p. 5.