Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

Norra Skog; Metsä Board Servige AB; Husum Pulp AB - BWB/Z-5131 | Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

Norra Skog; Metsä Board Servige AB; Husum Pulp AB

BWB/Z-5131

02.12.2020

On 01.12.2020 the following merger was notified at the Federal Competition Authority:

Planned purchase process

Acquisition of a non-controlling minority interest of 30 % in Husum Pulp AB, Sweden (currently Husum Services AB), a newly established subsidiary of Metsä Board Sverige AB, Sweden by Norra Skog, Sweden;

Relevant economic sector: C 17.11 | Manufacture of pulp.

Industry sector: C - Verarbeitendes Gewerbe/Herstellung von Waren

Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 29.12.2020.

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 30.12.2020 .

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