Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

Columna Datamars S.á.r.l; Datamars Investors S.á.r.l - BWB/Z-5133 | Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

Columna Datamars S.á.r.l; Datamars Investors S.á.r.l

BWB/Z-5133

03.12.2020

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

Planned purchase process

The notified concentration involves the acquisition by Columna Datamars S.à r.l, Luxembourg, an investment holding company administered by CPL Guernsey Limited, Guernsey, of the majority of the shares in and sole control over Datamars Investors S.à r.l, Luxembourg, which in turn will hold 100% of the shares in Datamars S.A., Switzerland.

The Proposed Transaction mainly relates to identification systems (RFID) (ÖNACE-Code: A.01.6 – Support activities to agriculture and post-harvest crop activities / J.63.9 – Other information service activities).

Industry sector: A - Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Fischerei J - Information und Kommunikation

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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