M/20/005 – ESB/Coillte (JV)

Transaction details

The proposed transaction whereby a joint venture by The Electricity Supply Board and Coillte Cuideachta Ghníomhaíochta Ainmnithe will be created for purposes of developing and constructing renewable energy generation facilities has been cleared by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission subject to a number of legally binding commitments.

Notification date Decision date
Wednesday February 12, 2020 Friday, February 5, 2021
Parties Involved Business activities
The Electricity Supply Board

ESB is an Irish utility, majority owned by the Government of Ireland through the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform and the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment.

ESB is active in the energy sector. It has activities at all levels of the electricity sector including generation, transmission, distribution and supply.

Coillte Cuideachta Ghníomhaíochta Ainmnithe

Coillte is a commercial semi-State company, which is majority owned by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform along with a small shareholding by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

Coillte's core business is commercial forestry and associated forestry management and forest activities. It is also engaged in the manufacturing and sale of wood panel products through its Medite and Smartply brands. Coillte is also involved in the purchase, sale, and leasing of land.

Economic sector Media merger
Energy and Utilities No
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 Thursday, December 31, 2020
Date of Requirement for Information Date Information Received
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Friday, October 9, 2020
Current status: Completed
Cleared (Phase 2)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Barry O'Donnell

Phone: + 353 1 470 3696
Email: barryodonnell@ccpc.ie

Craig Whelan

Phone: +353 1 402 5504
Email: craigwhelan@ccpc.ie

Media enquiries: communications@ccpc.ie

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