Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

IK Investment Partners; Kersia SAS - BWB/Z-5125 | Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

IK Investment Partners; Kersia SAS

BWB/Z-5125

30.11.2020

On 30.11.2020 the following merger was notified at the Federal Competition Authority:

Planned purchase process

IK Investment Partners (United Kingdom) intends to indirectly acquire all shares in and sole control over Kersia SAS (France).

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 28.12.2020.

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 waived their right to apply for examination of the merger by the Cartel Court before the deadline. The standstill obligation (§ 17(1) Cartel Act) ends with effect from 18.12.2020 .

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