Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act
Ardian France SA.; Sopura International Services SA
On 20.11.2020 the following merger was notified at the Federal Competition Authority:
Planned purchase process
Ardian, France SA (France) intends to indirectly acquire all shares in and sole control over Sopura International Services SA (Belgium).
The transaction concerns cleaning, sanitizing and hygiene products as well as products and services for water treatment and purification.
Industry sector: C - Verarbeitendes Gewerbe/Herstellung von Waren E - Wasserversorgung; Abwasser- und Abfallentsorgung und Beseitigung von Umweltverschmutzungen
Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 18.12.2020.
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 19.12.2020 .