Case No COMP/M.7362 - HIG/ AVIAPARTNER REGULATION (EC

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Case No COMP/M.7362 - HIG/ AVIAPARTNER
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REGULATION (EC) No 139/2004
MERGER PROCEDURE
Article 6(1)(b) NON-OPPOSITION
Date: 03/09/2014
In electronic form on the EUR-Lex website under document
number 32014M7362
Commission européenne, DG COMP MERGER REGISTRY, 1049 Bruxelles, BELGIQUE
Europese Commissie, DG COMP MERGER REGISTRY, 1049 Brussel, BELGIË
Tel: +32 229-91111. Fax: +32 229-64301. E-mail: [email protected]
EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Brussels, 3.9.2014
C(2014) 6329 final
PUBLIC VERSION
SIMPLIFIED MERGER
PROCEDURE
To the notifying party:
Dear Madam(s) and/or Sir(s),
Subject:
1.
2.
Case M.7362 - HIG/ AVIAPARTNER
Commission decision pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) of Council Regulation (EC) No
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139/2004
On 06/08/2014, the European Commission received notification of a proposed
concentration pursuant to Article 4 of the Merger Regulation by which the undertaking
H.I.G. European Capital Partners SAS ("H.I.G. SAS", France) belonging to H.I.G. Capital
LLC ("H.I.G. Capital", USA) acquires within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Merger
Regulation sole control of the undertaking Aviapartner ("Aviapartner", Belgium) by way of
purchase of shares.
The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:
- for H.I.G. SAS: private equity investment firm focused on management buy-outs,
recapitalizations of middle market companies and growth equity investments;
- for Aviapartner: ground handling including ramp and passenger services, cargo
handling and freight related handling services in Continental Europe.2
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OJ L 24, 29.1.2004, p. 1 ("the Merger Regulation"). With effect from 1 December 2009, the Treaty on the
Functioning of the European Union ("TFEU") has introduced certain changes, such as the replacement of
"Community" by "Union" and "common market" by "internal market". The terminology of the TFEU will
be used throughout this decision.
Commission européenne, DG COMP MERGER REGISTRY, 1049 Bruxelles, BELGIQUE
Europese Commissie, DG COMP MERGER REGISTRY, 1049 Brussel, BELGIË
Tel: +32 229-91111. Fax: +32 229-64301. E-mail: [email protected]
2.
After examination of the notification, the European Commission has concluded that the
notified operation falls within the scope of the Merger Regulation and of paragraph 5(b) of
the Commission Notice on a simplified procedure for treatment of certain concentrations
under Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004.3
3.
For the reasons set out in the Notice on a simplified procedure, the European Commission
has decided not to oppose the notified operation and to declare it compatible with the
internal market and with the EEA Agreement. This decision is adopted in application of
Article 6(1)(b) of the Merger Regulation.
For the Commission
(Signed)
Alexander ITALIANER
Director General
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Publication in the Official Journal of the European Union No C 270 19.08.2014, p.3.
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OJ C 366, 14.12.2013, p. 5.
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