Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

BGO Holding GmbH; hali gmbh; svoboda büromöbel gmbh - BWB/Z-3817 | Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

BGO Holding GmbH; hali gmbh; svoboda büromöbel gmbh



On 12.02.2018 the Austrian Federal Competition Authority was notified of the following merger:

Planned purchase process

Acquisition of all shares of hali gmbh (Eferding) and svoboda büromöbel gmbh (St. Pölten) by BGO Holding GmbH (Vienna).The proposed transaction concerns the development, production and sale of office and seating furniture.

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 12.03.2018.

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.

Market test

The Austrian Federal Competition Authority (AFCA) held comprehensive preliminary talks with the parties of the merger. A market test with 300 requests for information to customers as well as 172 requests for information to national and international competitors have been conducted.

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 27.03.2018 .

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