Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

ARDIAN France S.A.; Rolf Schwind; SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions GmbH & Co. KG; Schwind Beteiligungs GmbH - BWB/Z-3301 | Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

ARDIAN France S.A.; Rolf Schwind; SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions GmbH & Co. KG; Schwind Beteiligungs GmbH

BWB/Z-3301

28.11.2016

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

Planned purchase process

​ARDIAN France S.A. (Paris, France) and Mr. Rolf Schwind intend to acquire joint control over SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions GmbH & Co. KG and Schwind Beteiligungs GmbH (Kleinostheim, Germany). The concentration concerns the development, manufacturing and distribution of diagnosis and treatment systems for vision correction.

Industry sector: C - Verarbeitendes Gewerbe/Herstellung von Waren

Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 27.12.2016.

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 not applied for examination of the merger by the Cartel Court. The standstill obligation (§ 17 (1) Cartel Act) ends with effect from 27.12.2016 .

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