Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

Constantia Beteiligungs AG; TECHTEX GmbH & Co. KG; Kufner Holding GmbH & Co. KG; Kufner Unternehmensführungs- und Beratungs GmbH; VMS Beteiligung Vier GmbH - BWB/Z-3722 | Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

Constantia Beteiligungs AG; TECHTEX GmbH & Co. KG; Kufner Holding GmbH & Co. KG; Kufner Unternehmensführungs- und Beratungs GmbH; VMS Beteiligung Vier GmbH

BWB/Z-3722

21.11.2017

On 21.11.2017 the following merger was notified at the Federal Competition Authority:

Planned purchase process

Constantia Beteiligungs AG (Vaduz, Liechtenstein) and TECHTEX GmbH & Co. KG (Vienna, Austria) intend to indirectly acquire joint control over (i) Kufner Holding GmbH & Co. KG (Vienna, Austria), (ii) Kufner Unternehmensführungs- und Beratungs GmbH (Vienna, Austria) and (iii) VMS Beteiligung Vier GmbH (Vienna, Austria) and its respective subsidiaries. The intended concentration concerns the manufacturing and distribution of textiles for clothing and technical applications.

Industry sector: C - Verarbeitendes Gewerbe/Herstellung von Waren G - Handel; Instandhaltung und Reparatur von Kraftfahrzeugen

Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 19.12.2017.

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 20.02.2018 .

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