Official Journal of the European Union

C 239/20

Prior notification of a concentration

(Case M.8113 — Thoma Bravo/Qlik Technologies)

Candidate case for simplified procedure

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2016/C 239/09)


On 24 June 2016, the Commission received notification of a proposed concentration pursuant to Article 4 of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (1) by which the undertaking Thoma Bravo, LLC (‘Thoma Bravo’, United States) acquires within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Merger Regulation control of the whole of Qlik Technologies Inc. (‘Qlik Technologies’, United States) by way of purchase of shares.


The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

—   for Thoma Bravo: private equity firm which invests with a particular focus on application and infrastructure software and technology-enabled services.

—   for Qlik Technologies: provider of business intelligence and analytics software. Qlik’s software products are data visualisation and discovery applications which intelligently process vast amounts of data.


On preliminary examination, the Commission finds that the notified transaction could fall within the scope of the 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 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 this 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 22964301), by email to COMP-MERGER-REGISTRY@ec.europa.eu or by post, under reference M.8113 — Thoma Bravo/Qlik Technologies, 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 ‘Merger Regulation’).

(2)  OJ C 366, 14.12.2013, p. 5.