Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

Liberty Global plc; Discovery Communications, Inc.; All3Media - BWB/Z-2384 | Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

Liberty Global plc; Discovery Communications, Inc.; All3Media



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

Planned purchase process

​Liberty Worldwide plc and Discovery Communications, Inc. have concluded with the fund which are controlled by Permira Holdings Limited (and other shareholders of All3Media) contracts on whose basis Liberty Global and Discovery will acquire all shares of All3Media. The union plan concerns the area of Media.

Industry sector: C - Verarbeitendes Gewerbe/Herstellung von Waren

Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 20.08.2014.

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 20.08.2014 .

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