Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

BC Partners LLP; Keesing Media Group B.V. - BWB/Z-5119 | Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

BC Partners LLP; Keesing Media Group B.V.



On 25.11.2020 the following merger was notified at the Federal Competition Authority:

Planned purchase process

Funds managed by affiliates advised by BC Partners LLP (London / United Kingdom) intend to indirectly acquire all of the shares in and sole control over Keesing Media Group B.V. (Amsterdam / Netherlands) and its subsidiaries. The intended concentration concerns puzzles and other entertainment products.

Affected industry: games and magazines (ÖNACE: J.58.21 - Publishing of computer games and J 58.14 - publishing of magazines)

Industry sector: J - Information und Kommunikation

Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 23.12.2020.

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 24.12.2020 .

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