Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

Bain Capital Investors, LLC; TOMS Shoes Holdings, LLC - BWB/Z-2442 | Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

Bain Capital Investors, LLC; TOMS Shoes Holdings, LLC

BWB/Z-2442

09.09.2014

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

Planned purchase process

​Indirect acquisition of 50% of the companion's shares of TOMS Shoes Holdings, LLC, the USA, by which Bain Capital Investors, LLC, the USA, aquires sole control of the aim enterprise . The merger plan concerns the area of Lifestyle shoes.

Industry sector: C - Verarbeitendes Gewerbe/Herstellung von Waren

Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 07.10.2014.

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 07.10.2014 .

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