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MERGERS: AMO SR initiated the administrative proceedings in the matter of a merger of undertakings Karlovarské minerální vody, a.s., PEPSICO CZ, s.r.o, PEPSI-COLA SR, s.r.o., Fővárosi Ásványvíz - és Üdítőipari Zártkörűen Működő Részvénytársaság

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On 8 June 2018 the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic, the Division of Concentrations, (hereafter "the Office") initiated an administrative proceedings in the matter of a merger which, according to the merger notification, is based on the acquisition of indirect exclusive control of the undertaking Karlovarské minerální vody, a.s., the Czech Republic over the undertakings PEPSICO CZ, s.r.o., the Czech Republic, PEPSI-COLA SR, s.r.o., the Slovak Republic and the main segments of the business of the undertaking Fővárosi Ásványvíz - és Üdítőipari Zártkörűen Működő Részvénytársaság, Hungary and over their activities of production and/or distribution of non-alcoholic beverages and snacks in Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic on the basis of license, specifically when it comes to Slovakia, among others, of the beverages of the brands PEPSI, PEPSI-COLA, MIRINDA, GATORADE, 7-UP, Lipton and of the snacks Lays and Cheetos.
C.11.07 Manufacture of soft drink, production of mineral waters and other bottled waters

Third parties, namely natural and legal persons may submit their comments, objections and information on notified mergers to the Office. We request the third parties to submit their comments to the Office as soon as possible following the publishing of notification what may allow the Office to deal with these comments in the first phase of assessment of notified merger with respecting the legal periods.