Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

EQT VI Limited; Hellios Holdings B.V.; Hellios Sweet B.V. - BWB/Z-2409 | Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

EQT VI Limited; Hellios Holdings B.V.; Hellios Sweet B.V.

BWB/Z-2409

12.08.2014

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

Planned purchase process

​EQT VI Limited (St. Peter Port, Guernsey, UK) intends to acquire 49.25% of the shares and 51% of the rights to vote and therefore sole control of Hellios Holdings B.V. (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) and Hellios Sweet B.V. (Amsterdam, the Netherlands). Hellios Holdings B.V. is the group waiter's society of Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing B.V. (Amsterdam, the Netherlands). In parallel about 25.4% of the shares of Hellios Holdings B.V. und Hellios Sweet B.V. will be acquired by a private investor's society in the course of Management-Buyouts . The merger plan concerns the area of Provision by enterprise, finance and loan information.

Industry sector: C - Verarbeitendes Gewerbe/Herstellung von Waren

Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 08.09.2014.

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 08.09.2014 .

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