Brussels, 7th August 2007
Segulah and Capman are both private equity firms. Infocare is a provider of installation and repair services of IT, office software and consumer electronics (CE, e.g. audio and video appliances also known as "brown goods"). Infocare is active in Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway. Powermill is a provider of maintenance, repair and logistics services in the field of IT, telecom, consumer electronics and white goods (e.g. freezers, washing machines, dish washers, etc.) appliances. It is active in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Estonia.
The Commission’s examination of the proposed transaction showed that
the horizontal overlaps stemming from the merger would be limited given the
different business focus of Infocare (IT-related repair services) compared to
Powermill (repair of CE products, "brown goods"). As regards maintenance
services of brown goods, the overlaps were slightly more pronounced in Sweden
and Denmark, but the Commission's investigation showed that customers of these
repair services (large retailers and OEM, Original Equipment manufacturers)
would be able to offset any potential adverse effects of the proposed merger in
those two countries.
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