Official Journal of the European Union

C 43/30

Prior notification of a concentration

(Case COMP/M.4921 — CDC/Groupe Moniteur/AchatPublic.Com)

Candidate case for simplified procedure

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2008/C 43/10)


On 11 February 2008, the Commission received a notification of a proposed concentration pursuant to Article 4 of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (1) by which the undertakings Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (‘CDC’, France) and Groupe Moniteur SAS (‘Groupe Moniteur’, France), which is controlled by Bridgepoint Capital Group Limited (‘Bridgepoint’, United Kingdom), acquire within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Council Regulation joint control of the undertaking AchatPublic.Com (‘APC’, France) by way of purchase of shares.


The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

for undertaking CDC: banking and finance, life insurance, support for local development, saving funds and social housing,

for undertaking Groupe Moniteur: edition of newspapers and other publications,

for undertaking Bridgepoint: private equity fund,

for undertaking APC: IT services for public procurements.


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. Pursuant to the Commission Notice on a simplified procedure for treatment of certain concentrations under Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (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 ((32-2) 296 43 01 or 296 72 44) or by post, under reference number COMP/M.4921 — CDC/Groupe Moniteur/AchatPublic.Com, to the following address:

European Commission

Directorate-General for Competition

Merger Registry


B-1049 Bruxelles/Brussel

(1)  OJ L 24, 29.1.2004, p. 1.

(2)  OJ C 56, 5.3.2005, p. 32.