In terms of Regulation 5(4) of the Control of Concentrations Regulations 2002, published in the Legal Notice 294 of 2002, the Director General of the Office for Competition notifies for general information that a notification of a full-function joint venture between Bianchi and Sons Limited (Valletta, Malta), Merill Invest Limited (Mellieha, Malta) and Ziti Technologies Ltd (Luqa, Malta) was deemed complete on Wednesday, 1 September 2021.
The purpose of the proposed full-function joint venture is for Ziti Technologies to become a shareholder in the already incorporated company Gozo Fast Ferry Limited, which currently has Bianchi and Sons Limited and Merill Invest Limited as shareholders. Gozo Fast Ferry Limited is a private exempt limited liability company that manages and operates commercial passenger ferry services between Valletta, Malta and Mgarr, Gozo.
Bianchi and Sons Limited is a company involved in trades or businesses of shippers, ship and yacht owners/brokers, shipping and yachting agents, amongst others. Merill Invest Limited is a holding company having shares in companies operating in the tourism sector. Ziti Technologies Ltd is a holding company that operates in the technology sector. It has as a subsidiary Tallinja Technology Ltd, which provides ticketing technology services to transport companies both on land and at sea.
The Director General of the Office for Competition invites interested third parties to submit their written observations on this notified concentration. Such written observations should reach the Office for Competition within seven days following publication of this notice at the following address: