Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

Partners Group AG; Kaffee Partner Holding GmbH - BWB/Z-2439 | Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

Partners Group AG; Kaffee Partner Holding GmbH

BWB/Z-2439

05.09.2014

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

Planned purchase process

​Investment Fonds, which are consulted or administered by Partners Group AG, Switzerland, or her linked enterprises intend to acquire indirectly a non-controlling minority participation of more than 25% of the shares of Kaffee Partner Holding GmbH, Germany. The Transaction concerns the area of the automated coffee care by clients and their offices and canteens.

Industry sector: C - Verarbeitendes Gewerbe/Herstellung von Waren

Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 03.10.2014.

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 03.10.2014 .

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