Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

Meda A.B.; Rottapharm S.p.A. - BWB/Z-2402 | Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

Meda A.B.; Rottapharm S.p.A.

BWB/Z-2402

04.08.2014

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

Planned purchase process

​Meda A.B. intends to acquire 100% of the shares of Rottapharm S.p.A. The merger plan concerns the area of Production and distribution by pharmaceutical and parapharmaceutical products, care products and food supplement means.

Industry sector: C - Verarbeitendes Gewerbe/Herstellung von Waren

Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 01.09.2014.

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 01.09.2014 .

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