Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

GMS Gourment GmbH; Gerstner Catering Betriebs GmbH - BWB/Z-5434 | Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

GMS Gourment GmbH; Gerstner Catering Betriebs GmbH



On 28.05.2021 the Austrian Federal Competition Authority was notified of the following merger:

Planned purchase process

GMS GOURMET GmbH intends to directly acquire 100% of ATHENAEUM Privatstiftung's shares in Gerstner Catering Betriebs GmbH. Upon completion of the planned transaction, GMS GOURMET GmbH will exercise sole control over Gerstner Catering Betriebs GmbH.

The proposed merger concerns the operation of cafe-restaurants and confectioneries, as well as the operation of trade fair restaurants, sales stalls in different cultural sites and event locations and the provision of event catering for private and corporate customers at any location.

Business sectors concerned: Gastronomy.

Industry sector: I - Gastgewerbe/Beherbergung und Gastronomie

Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 25.06.2021.

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 26.06.2021 .

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