Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

Equistone Partners Limited; Kusters Gruppe - BWB/Z-5228 | Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

Equistone Partners Limited; Kusters Gruppe



On 26.01.2021 the Austrian Federal Competition Authority was notified of the following merger:

Planned purchase process

Equistone Partners Europe Limited, the investment manager for the Equistone private equity group, seated in the United Kingdom, intends to indirectly acquire all shares in Kusters Beheer B.V., the Netherlands, and, thus, sole control over its subsidiaries.

Economic Sector: Machining, Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles.

Industry sector: C - Verarbeitendes Gewerbe/Herstellung von Waren

Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 23.02.2021.

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 24.02.2021 .

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