Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

The Greenbrier Companies Inc.; Astra Rail Management GmbH - BWB/Z-3277 | Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

The Greenbrier Companies Inc.; Astra Rail Management GmbH



On the Austrian Federal Competition Authority was notified of the following merger:

Planned purchase process

​The Greenbrier Companies Inc. (Lake Oswego/Oregon/United States) and Astra Rail Management GmbH (Osterode/Germany) intend to establish a jointly controlled undertaking in which they will combine their European freight rail wagon businesses. The intended concentration concerns the manufacturing of freight rail wagons.

Industry sector: C - Verarbeitendes Gewerbe/Herstellung von Waren

Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 09.12.2016.

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 19.12.2016 .

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