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)

Eur. Com., dec. art. 6, § 1(b) R.139/2004, 5 July 2012, SCA/ Georgia-Pacific Europe, case COMP/ M.6455 La Commission européenne (la Commission”) a autorisé, sous réserve d’engagements, la prise de contrôle exclusif de Georgia-Pacific Europe (“GPE"), branche européenne de l’entreprise américaine Georgia-Pacific LLP, filiale à 100 % de Koch Industries, Inc., par l’entreprise suédoise Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA AB (“SCA"). SCA est un fabricant mondial de papier et de produits d’hygiène (produits d'hygiène corporelle, en papier-tissu, papier d’édition, etc.) vendus notamment sous les marques Edet, Zewa, Plenty et Tork. GPE, active dans ce même secteur, commercialise ses produits notamment sous les marques Lotus, Lotus Professional et Thirst Pockets. SCA et GPE commercialisent toutes deux leurs

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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 Review N° 4-2012, Art. N° 49531, pp. 113-115

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