Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act
Mutares SE & Co. KGaA; BEW Umformtechnik GmbH
On 23.03.2023 the Austrian Federal Competition Authority was notified of the following merger:
Planned purchase process
Mutares SE & Co. KGaA, Germany, intends to indirectly acquire, via a wholly owned subsidiary, a total of 87.5% of the shares in, and thus sole control over, BEW Umformtechnik GmbH, Germany.
The proposed transaction concerns the development, production and finishing of steel forged parts.
Industry sector: C - Verarbeitendes Gewerbe/Herstellung von Waren
Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 20.04.2023.
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 21.04.2023 .