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Document C2013/376/15

Prior notification of a concentration (Case COMP/M.7133 — Investindustrial/KKR/Resort Holdings) — Candidate case for simplified procedure Text with EEA relevance

OJ C 376, 21.12.2013, p. 24–24 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

21.12.2013   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 376/24


Prior notification of a concentration

(Case COMP/M.7133 — Investindustrial/KKR/Resort Holdings)

Candidate case for simplified procedure

(Text with EEA relevance)

2013/C 376/15

1.

On 16 December 2013, the Commission received a notification of a proposed concentration pursuant to Article 4 of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (1) by which the undertakings Investindustrial IV, LP (‘Investindustrial’, United Kingdom) and KKR & Co., LP (‘KKR’, United States of America) will acquire within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Merger Regulation joint control of Resort Holdings BV (‘Resort Holdings’, the Netherlands), which controls Port Aventura Entertainment, SAU (Spain) by way of purchase of shares.

2.

The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

for Investindustrial: private equity fund, with investments in middle and small-sized companies mainly in Southern Europe,

for KKR: private equity investment fund, active in the provision of alternative asset management services and capital market solutions,

for Resort Holdings: amusement and theme park activities located in Spain.

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.7133 — Investindustrial/KKR/Resort Holdings, 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 ‘EC Merger Regulation’).

(2)  OJ C 56, 5.3.2005, p. 32 (‘Notice on a simplified procedure’).


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