Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

capiton AG; Ziylan Mağazacılık ve Pazarlama A.Ş; HR Group GmbH & Co. KG - BWB/Z-3018 | Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

capiton AG; Ziylan Mağazacılık ve Pazarlama A.Ş; HR Group GmbH & Co. KG

BWB/Z-3018

08.04.2016

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

Planned purchase process

​The notified concentration concerns the acquisition of 59.41% of the shares in HR Group GmbH & Co. KG (Osnabrück, Germany) and its subsidiaries by capiton AG (Berlin, Germany) and the acquisition of Joint control over HR Group GmbH & Co. KG by capiton AG and Ziylan Mağazacılık ve Pazarlama A.Ş (Istanbul, Turkey). The concentration concerns the retail sale and whole sale of shoes.

Industry sector: C - Verarbeitendes Gewerbe/Herstellung von Waren

Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 06.05.2016.

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 waived their right to apply for examination of the merger by the Cartel Court before the deadline. The standstill obligation (§ 17(1) Cartel Act) ends with effect from 02.05.2016 .

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