Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act
Quadriga Capital Private Equity Opportunities L.P.; Intermediate Capital Group plc; VESCON Group; Schiller Group
On 03.12.2018 the Austrian Federal Competition Authority was notified of the following merger:
Planned purchase process
Quadriga Capital Private Equity Opportunities L.P. (Saint Helier / Channel Islands) intends to indirectly acquire all shares in and sole control over (i) VESCON GmbH (Frankenthal / Germany) and its subsidiaries and (ii) Schiller Engineering & Maschinenbau GmbH and Schiller Automatisierungstechnik GmbH (Osterhofen / Germany) and its subsidiaries.
Furthermore, Intermediate Capital Group plc (London / United Kingdom) intends to indirectly acquire a non-controlling majority of the limited partnership interests in Quadriga Capital Private Equity Opportunities L.P. (Saint Helier / Channel Islands).
The intended concentration concerns automation systems and clean room technology.
Industry sector: C - Verarbeitendes Gewerbe/Herstellung von Waren N - Erbringung von sonstigen wirtschaftlichen Dienstleistungen
Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 31.12.2018.
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 01.01.2019 .