Following an investigation, the European Commission (Commission) approved the proposed merger of Kenwood and JVC on 20 August 2008. Although both parties produce electronic equipment, the Commission found only limited areas of overlap in their respective product ranges. Kenwood mainly produces car electronics, home electronics and communication equipment, whereas JVC’s activities encompass research and development of electronic products as well as audiovisual and computer products. The Commission concluded that there were no competition concerns arising from the transaction.