Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

Strategic Value Partners, LLC; Swissport Financing S.á.r.l - BWB/Z-5086 | Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

Strategic Value Partners, LLC; Swissport Financing S.á.r.l

BWB/Z-5086

11.11.2020

On 10.11.2020 the following merger was notified at the Federal Competition Authority:

Planned purchase process

Strategic Value Partners, LLC (Connecticut / United States) intends to indirectly acquire approx. 31,8% of the shares in Swissport Financing S.à r.l. (Luxembourg / Luxembourg).The proposed concentration concerns airport ground handling services, cargo handling and related services.

Affected industry: Service activities incidental to air transportation (H52.2.3) and Cargo 
handling (H52.2.4).

Industry sector: H - Verkehr und Lagerei

Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 09.12.2020.

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 10.12.2020 .

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