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COMPETITION COUNCIL ALLOWS TO ACQUIRE CONTROL OF UAB AMBER PASTA

26 11 2013

On November 21, the Competition Council (the Council) allowed UAB Malinvest to acquire up to 50 per cent of UAB Amber pasta shares and, thus, together with a related undertaking UAB Malsena plius to acquire a sole control of UAB Amber pasta.

UAB Malinvest is an investment company.

UAB Malsena plius is a cereal processing company engaged in production of different types of wheat and rye flour, flour mixes, wheat germ and bran.

UAB Amber pasta is a company engaged in production of pasta.

Having evaluated all the circumstances related to the merger, the Council acknowledged that the intended merger will not create or strengthen the dominant position, or significantly restrict competition in the relevant markets.

Notes

(1) Mergers (Concentrations) are cases when two independent undertakings merge or when one undertaking gains control over another. As these changes may restrict effective competition in a relevant market, mergers involving firms that exceed turnover limits established in the Law on Competition must be cleared by the Council. The Council authorises only such mergers that will not have significant adverse effects on the conditions of competition.

(2) Control means any rights arising from laws or transactions that entitle a legal or natural person to exert a decisive influence on the activity of an undertaking, including the right of ownership to all or part of the assets of the undertaking or the right to use all or part of such assets; other rights which confer a decisive influence on the decisions or the composition of the undertaking’s personnel.

Competition Council Spokesperson