9.3.2012   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 71/32


Prior notification of a concentration

(Case COMP/M.6510 — Remondis/Sortiva/Stam Papier Recycling)

Candidate case for simplified procedure

(Text with EEA relevance)

2012/C 71/09

1.

On 5 March 2012, the Commission received a notification of a proposed concentration pursuant to Article 4 of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (1) whereby Sortiva B.V. (‘Sortiva’, the Netherlands) and Remondis Nederland B.V. (‘Remondis’, the Netherlands) acquire within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Merger Regulation joint control over Sortiva Papier en Kunststoffen B.V. (‘Sortiva P&K’, the Netherlands) and Stam Papier-Recycling B.V. (‘Stam’, the Netherlands), by way of a purchase of shares.

2.

The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

for Remondis: the collection, separation and sorting of paper, cardboard and other waste flows,

for Sortiva: the separation, sorting and recycling of non-hazardous waste flows, such as wood and rubble,

for Sortiva P&K: the separation and sorting of paper and cardboard,

for Stam: the collection, separation and sorting of paper and cardboard, and archive destruction.

3.

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.

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 email to COMP-MERGER-REGISTRY@ec.europa.eu or by post, under reference number COMP/M.6510 — Remondis/Sortiva/Stam Papier Recycling, to the following address:

European Commission

Directorate-General for Competition

Merger Registry

J-70

1049 Bruxelles/Brussel

BELGIQUE/BELGIË


(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’).