Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act
GBA Holding GmbH; Hygienicum Institut für Mikrobiologie und Hygiene-Consulting GmbH
On 10.07.2018 the Austrian Federal Competition Authority was notified of the following merger:
Planned purchase process
GBA Holding GmbH (Hamburg, Germany) intends to indirectly acquire more than 75% of the shares and sole control over Hygienicum Institut für Mikrobiologie and Hygiene-Consulting GmbH (Graz, Austria) and its subsidiaries. The intended concentration concerns consultancy and laboratory analysis services as well as pest control.
Industry sector: S - Erbringung von sonstigen Dienstleistungen
Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 07.08.2018.
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 08.08.2018 .