Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act
zur Mühlen Gruppe; Tönnies Gruppe; Schwarz Cranz GmbH & Co. KG
On 12.11.2020 the following merger was notified at the Federal Competition Authority:
Planned purchase process
zur Mühlen ApS & Co. KG, Böklund, Germany, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tönnies Holding ApS & Co. KG, Rheda-Wiedenbrück intends to acquire via various group companies seated in Böklund, Germany, the essential tangible and intangible assets of Schwarz Cranz GmbH & Co. KG, Neu Wulmstorf, Germany, which is currently in insolvency proceedings.
Economic Sectors: In Austria, the concentration relates to of Wholesale of meat
and meat products (G 46.32).
Industry sector: C - Verarbeitendes Gewerbe/Herstellung von Waren
Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 10.12.2020.
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 07.12.2020 .