Mergers: European Commission clears acquisition of Fokker Technologies by GKN

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The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of Fokker Technologies of the Netherlands by GKN of the United Kingdom.

GKN is a global engineering business that supplies engine components and aerostructures (fuselage parts, wings parts and empennage parts) for civil and military aircraft, along with repair and maintenance services. Fokker is an aerospace company producing aerostructures, landing gears and electrical systems for civil and defence aircraft.

The Commission concluded that the proposed acquisition would not raise competition concerns because the overlaps between the companies’ activities are very limited.

The transaction was examined under the simplified merger review procedure. More information is available on the Commission’s competition website, in the public case register under the case number M.7676.

31 August 2015

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