Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Natra by CapVest

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of Natra S.A.U. (‘Natra’) of Spain by CapVest Partners LLP (‘CapVest’) of the UK.

Natra is a company producing and distributing chocolate and cocoa ingredients globally.

CapVest is a middle market private equity firm active in identifying and managing investments in a variety of industries such as healthcare, consumer non-durable goods, information technology and manufacturing, mostly in Europe and North America.

The Commission concluded that the proposed acquisition would raise no competition concerns, given the absence of overlaps between the companies’ activities and the fact that they are not active on related markets. 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.10870.