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Document C2016/461/08

Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.8262 — Fosun International/Tom Tailor) — Candidate case for simplified procedure (Text with EEA relevance )

OJ C 461, 10.12.2016, p. 33–33 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

10.12.2016   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 461/33


Prior notification of a concentration

(Case M.8262 — Fosun International/Tom Tailor)

Candidate case for simplified procedure

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2016/C 461/08)

1.

On 24 November 2016, the Commission received notification of a proposed concentration pursuant to Article 4 of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (1) by which the undertaking Fosun International Limited (‘Fosun’, China) acquires within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Merger Regulation control of the whole of Tom Tailor Holding AG (‘Tom Tailor’, Germany) by way of purchase of shares.

2.

The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

—   for Fosun: insurance, banking, investment, asset management, pharmaceutical, healthcare, steel and mining, real estate, consumer and lifestyle,

—   for Tom Tailor: sale of classic and modern casual wear for men, women and children in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Benelux countries and France under the brands Tom Tailor, Tom Tailor Denim, Tom Tailor Contemporary, Tom Tailor Polo Team, Bonita and Bonita Men.

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 this 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 M.8262 — Fosun International/Tom Tailor, 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’).

(2)  OJ C 366, 14.12.2013, p. 5.


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