Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.8081 - Triton/Voith Industrial Services) - Candidate case for simplified procedure (Text with EEA relevance)

(2016/C 257/09)
1.
On 7 July 2016, the Commission received notification of a proposed concentration pursuant to Article 4 of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (1) by which Triton Fund IV (‘Triton’, United Kingdom) acquires within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Merger Regulation control of the Voith Industrial Services business (‘VISer’, Germany) by way of purchase of shares.
2.
The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:
Triton: private equity investment firm dedicated to investing in European-based businesses in a variety of business sectors.
VISer: active in the market for the provision of technical services in the Automotive, Engineering Services and Energy-Petro-Chemicals sectors. The services include technical facility management, maintenance and factory automation, manufacturing engineering, component design and fabrication.
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 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.8081 — Triton/Voith Industrial Services, 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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