Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

Invest Unternehmensbeteiligungs Aktiengesellschaft; DBC-Gruppe - BWB/Z-5661 | Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

Invest Unternehmensbeteiligungs Aktiengesellschaft; DBC-Gruppe



On 08.09.2021 the Austrian Federal Competition Authority was notified of the following merger:

Planned purchase process

Invest Unternehmensbeteiligungs Aktiengesellschaft, Linz, intends to acquire from DBC Holding GmbH (indirectly) 49% of the shares in DBC Group, which includes stakes of at least 50% in DBConcepts GmbH, Vienna, DCConcepts Solutions GmbH, Vienna, as well as DBConcepts Deutschland GmbH, Nürnberg, Germany, and to acquire controlling influence on these undertakings.


The concentration concerns the IT-services industry.

Industry sector: J - Information und Kommunikation

Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 06.10.2021.

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 07.10.2021 .

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