Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

Axel Springer SE; @Leisure Holding B.V. - BWB/Z-2499 | Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

Axel Springer SE; @Leisure Holding B.V.



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

Planned purchase process

​Acquisition of 51% of the shares and sole control of @Leisure Holding B.V., the Netherlands, by which Axel Springer SE, Germany. The merger plan concerns the area of Media and advertisement.

Industry sector: C - Verarbeitendes Gewerbe/Herstellung von Waren

Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 15.12.2014.

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 15.12.2014 .

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