Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

Novacap SAS; CU HoldCo GmbH - BWB/Z-2662 | Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

Novacap SAS; CU HoldCo GmbH

BWB/Z-2662

13.05.2015

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

Planned purchase process

Novacap SAS (France) intends to acquire all the shares of CU HoldCo GmbH (Germany) and its subsidiaries CU Bidco GmbH (Germany), CU Chemie Uetikon GmbH (Germany) and Uetikon, Inc. (United States). The concentration concerns APIs, pharma and non-pharma chemical intermediates.

Industry sector: C - Verarbeitendes Gewerbe/Herstellung von Waren

Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 10.06.2015.

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 10.06.2015 .

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