Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

Sems CH 2 AG; Arole Holding SA; Conforama Suisse SA - BWB/Z-5693 | Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

Sems CH 2 AG; Arole Holding SA; Conforama Suisse SA



On 01.10.2021 the Austrian Federal Competition Authority was notified of the following merger:

Planned purchase process

Sems CH2 AG (Switzerland) intends to acquire shared control over Conforama Suisse SA (Switzerland) jointly with the current shareholder Arole Holding SA (Switzerland).


The proposed transaction concerns the retail supply of furniture, furnishings and housewares.

Industry sector: G - Handel; Instandhaltung und Reparatur von Kraftfahrzeugen

Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 29.10.2021.

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 30.10.2021 .

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