Official Journal of the European Union

C 195/22

Prior notification of a concentration

(Case COMP/M.5604 — Dong/Kom-Strom)

(Text with EEA relevance)

2009/C 195/06


On 12 August 2009, the Commission received a notification of a proposed concentration pursuant to Article 4 of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (1) by which the undertaking Dong Naturgas A/S controlled by Dong Energy A/S (‘Dong’, Denmark) acquires within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Council Regulation control of the whole of the undertaking Kom-Strom AG (‘Kom-Strom’, Germany) by way of purchase of shares.


The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

for Dong: exploration and production of natural gas and oil, power generation, trading and marketing of energy in Denmark and Northern Europe,

for Kom-Strom: energy supply (wholesale and trading) in Germany.


On preliminary examination, the Commission finds that the notified transaction could fall within the scope of Regulation (EC) No 139/2004. However, the final decision on this point is reserved.


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 or 22967244) or by post, under reference number COMP/M.5604 — Dong/Kom-Strom, to the following address:

European Commission

Directorate-General for Competition

Merger Registry


1049 Bruxelles/Brussel


(1)  OJ L 24, 29.1.2004, p. 1.