Official Journal of the European Union

C 366/38

Prior notification of a concentration

(Case COMP/M.7072 — TF1/Sodexo/STS Evènements JV)

Candidate case for simplified procedure

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2013/C 366/12)


On 9 December 2013, the Commission received notification of a proposed concentration pursuant to Article 4 of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (1) by which the undertakings TF1 Entreprises (‘TF1’, France), belonging to the Bouygues group (France), and Sodexo Etinbis (‘Sodexo’, France), belonging to the Sodexo group (France), acquire within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Merger Regulation joint control of the undertaking STS Evènements SAS (‘STS’, France) by way of purchase of shares in a newly created company constituting a joint venture.


The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

Bouygues: construction, property services and telecommunications/media,

Sodexo: on-site service solutions, motivation solutions for employees, and personal and home services,

STS: company responsible for the commercial operation of the future arts complex Cité Musicale de l’Île Seguin.


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 ten 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.7072 — TF1/Sodexo/STS Evènements 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’).