Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

VKR Holdings A/S; Dovista A/S; Arbonia Fenster - BWB/Z-5190 | Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

VKR Holdings A/S; Dovista A/S; Arbonia Fenster



On 08.01.2021 the Austrian Federal Competition Authority was notified of the following merger:

Planned purchase process

VKR Holding A/S, Hфrsholm, Denmark intends to indirectly acquire via its subsidiary DOVISTA A/S, Horsens, Denmark sole control in the Arbonia window business of the Arbonia AG („Arbonia"), Arbon, Switzerland.
The Arbonia window business comprises the shares in (i) Arbonia Windows AG, Diepoldsau, Switzerland, (ii) EgoKiefer AG, Altstätten SG, Switzerland, (iii) Wertbau GmbH, Langenwetzendorf, Germany, (iv) Slovaktual s.r.o, Pravenec, Slovakia, (v) Dobroplast Fabryka Okien Sp. z o.o., Zambrów, Poland and (vi) Management Holding GmbH, Bad Liebenstein, Germany.

The shares in (i) and (ii) are acquired from the Arbonia controlled Arbonia Schweiz AG, in (iii) and (vi) from the Arbonia controlled Arbonia Deutschland GmbH and in (iv) and (v) from the Arbonia controlled AFG International AG.

Business concerned: vertical windows

Industry sector: G - Handel; Instandhaltung und Reparatur von Kraftfahrzeugen

Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 05.02.2021.

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 06.02.2021 .

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