Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

OpCapita Consumer Opportunities Fund, L.P.; Reiner Appelrath-Cüpper Nachf. GmbH - BWB/Z-3077 | Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

OpCapita Consumer Opportunities Fund, L.P.; Reiner Appelrath-Cüpper Nachf. GmbH

BWB/Z-3077

03.06.2016

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

Planned purchase process

OpCapita Consumer Opportunities Fund, L.P. (Guernsey, Channel Islands) intends to indirectly acquire 100% of the shares and sole control of Reiner Appelrath-Cüpper Nachf. GmbH (Cologne, Germany). In Austria OpCapita is the owner of NKD-group. The concentration concerns retailing of women's outerwear.

Industry sector: C - Verarbeitendes Gewerbe/Herstellung von Waren

Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 01.07.2016.

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 not applied for examination of the merger by the Cartel Court. The standstill obligation (§ 17 (1) Cartel Act) ends with effect from 01.07.2016 .

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