Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

The Carlyle Group, Inc.; iC Consult Group GmbH - BWB/Z-5147 | Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

The Carlyle Group, Inc.; iC Consult Group GmbH



On 10.12.2020 the following merger was notified at the Federal Competition Authority:

Planned purchase process

The Carlyle Group, Inc. (Washington, DC/USA) intends to indirectly acquire approx. 55% of the shares in iC Consult Group GmbH (Oberhaching/Germany). After completion of the transaction iC Consult Group GmbH will be jointly controlled by the Carlyle Group, Inc. and the founder Jürgen Biermann. The intended concentration concerns identity and access management.

Industry sector: J - Information und Kommunikation

Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 07.01.2021.

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 08.01.2021 .

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