Legal Advisors Abdulaziz Alajlan & Partners, in association with Baker McKenzie Limited, has advised Grundfos Holding A/S, the world’s largest pump manufacturer based in Denmark, on its acquisition of the entire share capital of Silhorko-Eurowater A/S, a European company focused on water treatment solutions.

The transaction has been approved by the General Authority for Competition on 21 September 2020, and remains subject to the customary regulatory approvals. Commenting on the transaction, Karim Nassar, Managing Partner at Legal Advisors Abdulaziz Alajlan & Partners says: "We were delighted to represent Grundfos Holding A/S as the legal counsel on this merger control filing in Saudi Arabia. Our on-the-ground Antitrust and Competition Practice Team once again showcased its ability to meet the client's needs in a pragmatic manner, and to efficiently drive the process with the regulator."

Further, David Monnier, Partner and Head of the Antitrust and Competition Practice at Legal Advisors Abdulaziz Alajlan & Partners concludes: "The General Authority for Competition issued its unconditional clearance within one month from the start of its review period, which is a major achievement for the parties and the transaction. We are proud of this very positive outcome, which demonstrates the increasing efficiency of the Authority in its review of merger control filings."

The team at Legal Advisors Abdulaziz Alajlan & Partners, in association with Baker McKenzie Limited, was led by Antitrust and Competition partner David Monnier and supported by Hisham Attar.

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