The Service of the Commission for the Protection of Competition has received a notification of a concentration concerning the proposed acquisition of the share capital of Brown-Forman Finland Oy by Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company AG, via CC Beverages Holdings II B.V..
CC Beverages Holdings II B.V. is a company duly registered under the laws of the Netherlands. It is a holding company, without any business/commercial activity in the Cypriot market. It is ultimately controlled by Coca Cola Hellenic Bottling Company AG.
Coca Cola Hellenic Bottling Company AG is a company duly registered under the laws of Switzerland and its shares are listed for trading on the London and Athens Stock Exchanges. The CCHBC Group is one of The Coca Cola Company’s largest bottling partners. The Coca Cola HBC Group’s product portfolio is one of the richest and most versatile in the beverage and soft drink industry, offering leading brands in the categories of carbonated soft drinks, juices, bottled water, isotonic drinks, energy drinks, based beverages, ready-to-drink tea, coffee and premium spirits.
Brown-Forman Finland Oy, which is the target in this concentration, is a limited liability company, duly registered under the laws of Finland. This company manufactures and supplies vodka products under the brand name 'Finlandia'.