Decision Nº M/03/047 from Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, 2004-01-23

CourtCompetition and Consumer Protection Commission (Ireland)
PartiesAliplast NV,Electra Partners
Date23 January 2004
Decision NumberM/03/047
Decision Date23 January 2004
Determination of the Competition Authority
Determination No. M/03/047 of the Competition Authority, dated January 23,
Notification No. M/03/047 – Acquisition by Electra Partners Limited of Aliplast
1. On the 24th of December, 2003, the Competition Authority, in accordance with
Section 18 (1) of the Competition Act, 2002 (“the Act”) was notified, on a
mandatory basis, of a proposal whereby Electra Partners Limited (Electra) would
acquire Aliplast NV (Aliplast), which is involved in the production and
distribution of aluminium profiles.
The Parties
2. Electra is a private equity investment company that has investments in, inter alia,
retailing and wholesaling, printing, steel casting manufacture, health and sports
clubs, security equipment, transport and gaming machine manufacture.
3. Aliplast, a Belgian registered company, and its subsidiaries are involved in the
development, assembly and distribution of aluminium profiles, such as windows,
doors, ventilation grills and other similar products.
4. Electra does not carry on business in Ireland in the area of producing and
distributing aluminium profiles. Therefore, there is no significant overlap in the
parties’ activities. Accordingly, the proposed transaction does not give rise to
competition concerns.
The Competition Authority, in accordance with Section 21(2) of the Competition Act,
2002, has determined that, in its opinion, the result of the proposed acquisition will
not be to substantially lessen competition in markets for goods and services in the
State and, accordingly, that the acquisition may be put into effect.
For the Competition Authority
Edward Henneberry
Member of the Competition Authority
January 23, 2004

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