Official Journal of the European Union

C 356/18

Prior notification of a concentration

(Case COMP/M.6381 — Google/Motorola Mobility)

(Text with EEA relevance)

2011/C 356/06


On 25 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 Google Inc. (‘Google’, USA), acquires, within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Merger Regulation, sole control over Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. (‘Motorola Mobility’, USA) by way of purchase of shares.


The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

for Google: provider of internet search and online advertising as well as of a number of additional online services and software products including the Android open source mobile software platform,

for Motorola Mobility: supplier of mobile devices, TV set-top boxes, end-to-end video solutions and cable broadband access solutions.


On preliminary examination, the Commission finds that the notified transaction could fall within the scope the EC Merger Regulation. 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), by e-mail to COMP-MERGER-REGISTRY@ec.europa.eu or by post, under reference number COMP/M.6381 — Google/Motorola Mobility, 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’).