Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

EQT Credit II GP LP; ECAS S.à.r.l.; Kartesia Securities S.A.; HCV 1 S.A.S. - BWB/Z-2871 | Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

EQT Credit II GP LP; ECAS S.à.r.l.; Kartesia Securities S.A.; HCV 1 S.A.S.

BWB/Z-2871

19.11.2015

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

Planned purchase process

EQT Credit II GP LP (United Kingdom) intends to acquire a shareholding of 39.09%, ECAS S.à.r.l. (Luxembourg), a subsidiary of the European Capital group, a shareholding of 28.22% and Kartesia Securities S.A. (Luxembourg) a shareholding of 25.33% in HCV 1 S.A.S. (France), the parent company of the Tiama group). The concentration concerns inspection solutions for the glass industry.

Industry sector: C - Verarbeitendes Gewerbe/Herstellung von Waren

Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 17.12.2015.

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 17.12.2015 .

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