Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

The Blackstone Group LP; AF Security Holdings Corp., Inc. - BWB/Z-2508 | Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

The Blackstone Group LP; AF Security Holdings Corp., Inc.

BWB/Z-2508

21.11.2014

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

Planned purchase process

​In the way of two mergers The Blackstone Group LP, the USA, intends take over by her fund of Blackstone Capital Partners VI, LP. the sole control of holding companies AF Security of Corp., Inc, the USA, a common holding company founded anew for irewallAcquisition Holdings, Inc., the USA (the uppermost holding company from FishNet Security, Inc, the USA), on the one hand and Accuvant Holdings Corporation, the USA, on the other hand. Within the scope of the transaction the Investcorp Bank BSC, Bahrain, intends to aquire indirectly a non-controlling minority participation of 25% of the shares of AF Security Holdings Corp., Inc.. The merger concerns Cyber Security (or information Security)  IT hardware and software solutions and with it coherent consultation services.

Industry sector: C - Verarbeitendes Gewerbe/Herstellung von Waren

Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 19.12.2014.

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 19.12.2014 .

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