Friday, 17 December 2021 12:18

Decision 756/2021

Clearance of the proposed transaction notified under no 8834/1.11.2021, pursuant to art. 6(3)(b) of L. 3959/2011, concerning the acquisition by «BC Partners Management GR Limited» («BC Partners») of indirect sole control over Pet City SA and its subsidiaries, (“Pet City Group”)

Decision 756/2021
File (PDF) Decision 756/2021
Date of Issuance of Decision December 17th, 2021
Issue Number of Government Gazette 
Relevant Market

Retail markets for pet food, supply of pet accessories, supply of pet health & care products, supply of veterinary medicines and antibiotics, provision of veterinary care services, and sale of pets

Subject of the Decision

Merger

Legal Framework Phase I (Article 8 par. 3 of L. 3959/2011)
Operative part of the Decision

Clearance

Acquiring company(ies)

BC Partners Management GR Limited 

Target company(ies)

Pet City Group

Summary of Decision

The competent Chamber of the Hellenic Competition Commission (HCC), by its decision 756/2021 unanimously approved, on 17/12/2021, pursuant to Art. 8(3) of Greek Law 3959/2011, the notified concentration of 01/11/2021, concerning the acquisition by BC Partners of indirect sole control over Pet City Group and its subsidiaries.

Pursuant to the above decision, the HCC found that the said concentration, which concerns the retail markets for pet food, the supply of pet accessories, the supply of pet health & care products, the supply of veterinary medicines and antibiotics, the provision of veterinary care services, and the sale of pets, does not raise any serious doubts as to its compatibility with the competition rules in the relevant markets concerned.
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