Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

Weichai-Gruppe; Fischer Fuel Cell Compresson AG - BWB/Z-5191 | Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

Weichai-Gruppe; Fischer Fuel Cell Compresson AG



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

Planned purchase process

Weichai Group, through its indirect wholly owned subsidiary Weichai Power (Luxembourg) Holding S.à r.l., intends to acquire 49% of the shares and joint control over Fischer Fuel Cell Compressor AG, Switzerland. In addition, the parties intend to create a joint venture in China, in which Fischer Fuel Cell Compressor AG will hold 60 % and Weichai will indirectly hold 40 %.

Industry sector: C - Verarbeitendes Gewerbe/Herstellung von Waren

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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