Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

Vivendi SE; Lagardère SA - BWB/Z-5899 | Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

Vivendi SE; Lagardère SA



On 07.03.2022 the Austrian Federal Competition Authority was notified of the following merger:

Planned purchase process

This notification relates to the media plurality aspects of the proposed acquisition by Vivendi SE (France) of sole control over Lagardère SA (France). The Transaction is subject to review under the EU Merger Regulation. 

Industry sector: J - Information und Kommunikation

Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 04.04.2022.

Entrepreneurs whose legal or economic interests are affected by the merger can bring in a written statement at the Federal Competition Authority or the Federal Cartel Prosecutor within 14 days from publication date.

Note: The intervening party has no right to a certain treatment of the statement and will not gain a party position.

Non-prohibition of the merger

The Federal Competition Authority and the Federal Cartel Prosecutor have not applied for examination of the merger by the Cartel Court. The standstill obligation (§ 17 (1) Cartel Act) ends with effect from 05.04.2022 .

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