declaring a concentration to be compatible with the common market
and the functioning of the EEA Agreement
(Case No COMP/M.4731 – Google/DoubleClick)
(Only the English text is authentic)
(Text with EEA relevance)
THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,
Having regard to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, and in particular Article 57 thereof,
Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 of 20 January 2004 on the control of concentrations between undertakings1, and in particular Article 8(1) thereof,
Having regard to the Commission's decision of 13 November 2007 to initiate proceedings in this case,
Having regard to the opinion of the Advisory Committee on Concentrations,
Having regard to the final report of the Hearing Officer in this case,
1. On 21 September 2007, the Commission received a notification of a proposed concentration pursuant to Article 4 and following a referral pursuant to Article 4(5) of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (the "Merger Regulation") by which the undertaking Google Inc. ("Google", U.S.A.) acquires within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Council Regulation control of the whole of the undertaking DoubleClick Inc. ("DoubleClick", U.S.A.) by way of purchase of shares.
OJ L 24, 29.1.2004, p. 1.