Official Journal of the European Union

C 356/19

Prior notification of a concentration

(Case COMP/M.6402 — REWE/SAG/JV)

Candidate case for simplified procedure

(Text with EEA relevance)

2011/C 356/07


On 28 November 2011, the Commission received a notification of a proposed concentration pursuant to Article 4 of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (1) by which the REWE International Dienstleistungsgesellschaft m.b.H. (‘REWE’, Austria), a subsidiary of the REWE International AG, and Salzburg AG für Energie, Verkehr und Telekommunikation (‘SAG’, Austria) acquire within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Merger Regulation joint control of a newly created company constituting a joint venture (‘JV’).


The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

REWE: food retail and wholesales, retail drugstores, travel agency and organization,

SAG: electricity, gas, district heating, water, transport, telecommunication, cable-tv, internet and telephony in the region of Salzburg; and,

JV: renting of electric vehicles in Salzburg.


On preliminary examination, the Commission finds that the notified transaction could fall within the scope of the EC 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 the EC Merger Regulation (2) it should be noted that this case is a candidate for treatment under the procedure set out in the Notice.


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 number COMP/M.6402 — REWE/SAG/JV, to the following address:

European Commission

Directorate-General for Competition

Merger Registry


1049 Bruxelles/Brussel


(1)  OJ L 24, 29.1.2004, p. 1 (the ‘EC Merger Regulation’).

(2)  OJ C 56, 5.3.2005, p. 32 (‘Notice on a simplified procedure’).