Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

Weltbild Retail GmbH & Co. KG; buecher.de GmbH & Co. KG; buecher.de Verwaltungs-GmbH - BWB/Z-2440 | Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

Weltbild Retail GmbH & Co. KG; buecher.de GmbH & Co. KG; buecher.de Verwaltungs-GmbH

BWB/Z-2440

05.09.2014

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

Planned purchase process

​Weltbild Retail GmbH & Co. KG, a subsidiary of the Verlagsgruppe Weltbild GmbH, both Germany, intends to acquire approx. 33.33% of the shares of buecher.de GmbH & Co. KG and approx. 33.33% of the shares of buecher.de Verwaltungs-GmbH, both Germany, and to take over thereby the sole control of the aim enterprises. The merger plan concerns the retail trade sales by books.

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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