Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

Heise Medien GmbH & Co. KG; Rheinwerk Verlag GmbH - BWB/Z-5155 | Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

Heise Medien GmbH & Co. KG; Rheinwerk Verlag GmbH

BWB/Z-5155

17.12.2020

On 16.12.2020 the following merger was notified at the Federal Competition Authority:

Planned purchase process

Heise Medien GmbH & Co. KG, Karl-Wiechert-Allee 10, Hannover, Deutschland intends to acquire 100% of the shares in Rheinwerk Verlag GmbH, Bonn, Deutschland.

Business sector concerned: Publishing.

Industry sector: J - Information und Kommunikation

Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 27.01.2021.

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.

On 13.01.2021 the applicant requested the extension of the deadline for the submission of an application for examination by two weeks, pursuant to § 11 (1a) Cartel Act. The deadline for the submission of an application for examinations by the administrative authorities is extended by two weeks, thus ending on 27.01.2021.

Z 5155 Heise/Rheinwerk Verpflichtungszusagen

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 28.01.2021 .

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