Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

Danaher Corporation; Siemens AG - BWB/Z-2389 | Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

Danaher Corporation; Siemens AG

BWB/Z-2389

25.07.2014

On the following merger was notified at the Federal Competition Authority:

Planned purchase process

​Danaher Corporation, Washington D.C., USA, intends to acquire indirectly from different subsidiaries of the Siemens AG, Munich, Germany, the Microbiology Testing Business. The merger plan concerns the area microbiological ln-vitro-Diagnostics.

Industry sector: S - Erbringung von sonstigen Dienstleistungen

Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 22.08.2014.

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 22.08.2014 .

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