CASE COMMENTS : MERGER CONTROL - MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY - HYGIENE PRODUCTS - ACQUISITION OF BUSINESS – COMMITMENTS

Acquisition of business – Commitments: The European Commission authorizes the acquisition of the European paper products branch of an American group by a Swedish company conditional upon commitments (SCA/Georgia-Pacific Europe)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Eur. Com. dec. art. 6, § 1(b) R.139/2004, 5 July 2012, SCA/ Georgia-Pacific Europe, case COMP/ M.6455. The European Commission (the ³cCommission³d) has approved, subject to commitments, the acquisition of sole control of Georgia-Pacific Europe (³cGPE³d), the European arm of the US company Georgia-Pacific LLP, a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. by Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA AB (³cSCA³d) of Sweden. SCA is a global manufacturer of paper and hygiene products (personal care products, tissue, publishing paper, etc.) sold inter alia under the brand names Edet, Zewa, Plenty and Tork. GPE, active in the same sector, markets its products under the

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  • Clifford Chance (Paris)
  • Willkie Farr & Gallagher (Brussels)

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David Tayar, Maxime de l'Estang, Acquisition of business – Commitments: The European Commission authorizes the acquisition of the European paper products branch of an American group by a Swedish company conditional upon commitments (SCA/Georgia-Pacific Europe), 5 July 2012, Concurrences N° 4-2012, Art. N° 49531, pp. 113-115

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