In terms of regulation 5(4) of the Control of Concentrations Regulations, 2002 published in Legal Notice 294 of 2002, the Director General of the Office for Competition notifies for general information that a notification of a concentration between the Marlow Group (Limassol, Cyprus) and Columbia Marlow Holding Limited (Limassol, Cyprus) was filed on Monday, 12 September 2022.
The nature of the concentration is the result of a demerger of the joint venture between the Marlow Group and the Schoeller Group. The Marlow Group shall acquire sole control of the companies that it had contributed to Columbia Marlow Holding Limited, which was the result of the joint venture between the two groups in 2017.
The Marlow Group is a company active in the ship management sector and related services to the shipping industry globally. It is a ship-owner which leases its vessels to third parties and is also a global maritime service provider specialising in the outsourcing crew management and technical management of high value maritime assets. Columbia Marlow Holding Limited is a global maritime service provider specialising in full management services and in particular technical and crew management of third-parties’ maritime assets.
The Director General of the Office for Competition invites interested third parties to submit their written objections on this notified concentration within seven days following publication of this notice at the following address: