Official Journal of the European Union

C 86/36

Prior notification of a concentration

(Case COMP/M.5128 — Nordic Capital/TietoEnator)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2008/C 86/05)


On 28 March 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 Nordic Capital VI Limited and Nordic Capital VII Limited, belonging to the Nordic Capital group (‘Nordic Capital’, Jersey), acquire within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Council Regulation control of the whole of the undertaking TietoEnator Oyj (‘TietoEnator’, Finland) by way of public bid announced on 20 March 2008.


The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

for Nordic Capital: investment funds. Its portfolio companies comprise Aditro (Sweden), a company active in the provision of IT services and Enterprise Application Software,

for TietoEnator: IT services.


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.


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.5128 — Nordic Capital/TietoEnator, 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.