Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

CETP IV Investment 9 S.à r.l; Vital Topco Limited; LiveU Ltd - BWB/Z-5573 | Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

CETP IV Investment 9 S.à r.l; Vital Topco Limited; LiveU Ltd



On 27.07.2021 the Austrian Federal Competition Authority was notified of the following merger:

Planned purchase process

CETP IV Investment 9 S.à r.l. (Luxembourg/Luxembourg), which is controlled by funds managed by affiliates of The Carlyle Group Inc. (Washington, DC/USA), intends to indirectly acquire control over Vital Topco Limited (London/United Kingdom), which indirectly holds all shares in LiveU Ltd. (Kfar Saba/Israel), including its direct and indirect subsidiaries.

The proposed concentration concerns the production of uplink content equipment.

Affected industry: Production of data processing equipment.

Industry sector: C - Verarbeitendes Gewerbe/Herstellung von Waren

Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 24.08.2021.

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 25.08.2021 .

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