Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

Douglas GmbH; AKZENTE GmbH - BWB/Z-3982 | Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

Douglas GmbH; AKZENTE GmbH



On 25.06.2018 the Austrian Federal Competition Authority was notified of the following merger:

Planned purchase process

Douglas GmbH (Düsseldorf, Germany) intends to indirectly acquire 80% of shares in and sole control over Parfümerie AKZENTE GmbH (Pfedelbach, Germany). The intended concentration concerns trade in cosmetic products.

Industry sector: G - Handel; Instandhaltung und Reparatur von Kraftfahrzeugen

Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 23.07.2018.

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.

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 24.07.2018 .

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