Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

EQT AB; Chr. Hansen Holding A/S - BWB/Z-5073 | Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

EQT AB; Chr. Hansen Holding A/S



On 30.10.2020 the following merger was notified at the Federal Competition Authority:

Planned purchase process

EQT IX, an investment fund of EQT AB (Luxembourg / Luxembourg), intends to acquire all of the shares in and sole control over Chr. Hansen Natural Colors A/S (Hoersholm / Denmark) and the natural colourant business of Chr. Hansen Holding A/S (Hoersholm / Denmark) via share and asset transfers. The proposed concentration concerns natural colourants. 

Affected industry: industry

Industry sector: C - Verarbeitendes Gewerbe/Herstellung von Waren

Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 27.11.2020.

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 28.11.2020 .

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